Columbus Crew vs. CF Montreal – Football Match Report – August 3, 2022
Joel Waterman scored the winner in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time as CF Montreal rallied late to stun host Columbus Crew 2-1 on Wednesday in a weather-delayed game.
Kei Kamara tied the game 1-1 in the 88th minute for Montreal (12-8-3, 39 points).
Lucas Zelarayan scored in the 14th minute for the Crew (7-6-9, 30 points), undefeated in nine matches (4-0-5).
Kamara’s goal was his 134th in the regular season to tie Jeff Cunningham for third in MLS history.
Waterman capped the comeback with a shot from the left side that passed goaltender Eloy Room, who was moments away from his third straight shutout before Kamara’s count.
Bad weather plagued the crew for the second game in a row when lightning stopped the game in the 74th minute with Columbus ahead 1-0. Play resumed 1 hour 28 minutes later.
On Saturday in Charlotte, the Crew suffered two delays totaling more than four hours before the game was postponed after the 16th minute. It will resume from there on October 5.
Zelarayan continued his fine form with his team-best sixth goal of the season. Of the team’s last nine goals, he has assisted in eight (two goals, six assists).
Pedro Santos flew a ball from the left flank to the opposite side where Steven Moreira knocked it down and then found Zelarayan high in the box. Zelarayan’s shot deflected a Montreal player as he headed for the net.
CF Montreal goalkeeper Sebastian Breza didn’t have a chance on that one, but two minutes later he made a superb reactionary save on Cucho Hernandez.
Hernandez, who scored four goals in his first three games after moving from English club Watford, came close to making it 2-0 early in the second half but his strike hit the right post.
Breza made another great save on Hernandez in the 80th minute, pushing him back to the right post.