Montreal Impact 0, Orlando City SC 1 | 2020 MLS Match Recap
No Nani, no Mueller, no problem. Orlando City SC traveled to Red Bull Arena on Sunday night and grabbed a 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact. Daryl Dike scored the lone goal giving the Lions some breathing room as they chase a home playoff game and adding more pressure for the Impact on Decision Day.
The Lions broke the deadlock after 39 scoreless minutes. Mauricio Pereyra broke the Impact's backline with a precise throughball down for Dike. The rookie found himself through on goal and easily beat Clement Diop to score the opener.
The Impact made an ambitious double substitution a few minutes after halftime in hopes to change their fate with Thierry Henry sending in striker Anthony Jackson-Hamel and midfielder Amar Sejdic for Jorge Corrales and Emanuel Maciel.
Playing in desperation mode, the Impact almost got the goal they craved to salvage a point from this game but were denied by Pedro Gallese. In stoppage time, Bojan sent a powerful shot from outside the box but the Peru international dove towards the far post to make the save and confirm Orlando's victory.
- 39' — ORL — Daryl Dike | WATCH
- THE BIG PICTURE: With the win, Orlando solidified their presence in the top four of the Eastern Conference with two games left in their schedule. On their end, the Impact will need a win on Decision Day to ensure their ticket into the playoffs.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Dike took advantage of a perfectly placed through ball from Pereyra down the middle to break the Impact’s defensive line.
- MAN OF THE MATCH: Daryl Dike became Orlando’s leading goalscorer and gave his team a second straight win. The rookie striker, who Thierry Henry admitted the Impact were interested to SuperDraft earlier in the week, scored his seventh of the season.