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Played
May 2, 2012 8:00 PM EDT
Stade Olympique — Montréal, QC
Referee:‬ P. Ward‎
Attendance:‬ 13405‎
 
 
There's the final whistle! TFC hold on for a vital 0-0 draw in the first leg.
 
90′
Yellow Card Luis Silva
 
89′
Substitution Terry Dunfield Logan Emory
 
89′
Four minutes of stoppage time will be added. TFC just trying to hold on for the draw here.
 
87′
The Impact switch to an attacking 4-3-3.
 
86′
Substitution Felipe Martins Justin Braun
 
85′
Wahl's free kick goes well over the TFC goal.
 
85′
Free kick for the Impact near the top of the TFC box. Wahl will take it.
 
82′
Substitution Bernardo Corradi E. Sebrango
 
82′
Felipe finds a bit of space in front of the TFC box, takes a shot, but it goes well over the TFC net.
 
78′
Eddie Sebrango is getting set to come on for the Impact, as they look for the vital go ahead goal. Does he still have the magic?
 
74′
Nyassi evades his marker on the TFC left hand side, plays a ball into the box and Ubiparipovic volleys it over the TFC goal.
 
73′
Substitution Reginald Lambe Richard Eckersley
 
73′
Nyassi went down injured but he looks to have shaken it off. Game resumed.
 
72′
Substitution Lamar Neagle Sinisa Ubiparipovic
 
68′
Ubiparipovic is getting ready to come on for the Impact to add some creative spark to the team. The Impact don't look as dangerous as they did at the start of the half.
 
66′
Nyassi scores for the Impact! ... But its waived off for offside! Close call there!
 
60′
Substitution Eric Avila Luis Silva
 
59′
The Impact with all the possession here, but nothing yet to show for their apparent dominance so far.
 
54′
Impact right back Brovsky plays a great cross into the box and TFC just clear.
 
51′
Nyassi breaks free on the counter but his shot from the top of the box is blocked well by the TFC defense.
 
49′
Looks like Marsch gave his team a real talking at half time because the Impact are playing with a lot more intensity and purpose.
 
46′
Second half is underway and Impact are attacking right away!
 
 
Half time at the Olympic Stadium! And its still 0-0, despite the Impact having numerous chances to go in front. Will they rue their missed chances in the second half? Well, if Toronto don't get a shot on net, they might not! Will see how both teams respond in the second half!
 
45′
One minute has been added.
 
42′
Another chance goes begging for the Impact, as Arnaud cant finish a good cross in from Brovsky at the near post!
 
38′
Arnaud break's free into the TFC box, plays a good ball into the danger area but there isn't an Impact player to connect with it and TFC clear.
 
35′
Brovsky sends in a long cross into the TFC box, Corradi gets a great header onto it and Kocic just tips it over the bar. The resulting corner cleared away easily by TFC. Another good chance for the Impact!
 
30′
Neagle finds some space on the TFC's right hand side and he blasts a cross into the box that just misses the head of Nyassi and goes out for a TFC goal kick.
 
27′
Corner for the Impact and Thomas' header cleared off the line by Lambe! TFC just escaped one there!
 
25′
Speaking about great movement, Impact's Neagle slips in behind the TFC defense and his breakaway shot is tipped over well by Kocic. That's the first good chance of the game!
 
24′
Impact get another corner but it amounts to nothing - easy save for Kocic.
 
21′
Corradi plays a blind pass for what was supposed to be Nyassi, but the Gambian forward is nowhere to be seen. Not the kind of sophisticated movement you'll often see in these parts.
 
18′
The Impact's Nyassi gets an opening from a throw-in deep in the TFC half, plays a pass into Corradi who doesn't connect well and the ball goes out for a TFC goal kick.
 
16′
Frings wasn't here the first time these two teams met earlier this year, and you can already see the difference he makes for TFC in midfield - really calm and composed in possession.
 
12′
Corner leads to a foul against the Impact. Free kick to Toronto.
 
12′
TFC's Dunfield clears, another corner for the Impact
 
11′
First bit of penetration for the Impact and they gain a corner.
 
10′
No real chances yet after ten minutes of play, both teams are making sure not to concede any in these early stages.
 
6′
Impact gain a free kick in the Toronto half. The free kick is swept into the box, but too far for Corradi and the ball goes out for a TFC goal kick.
 
5′
TFC's Lambe breaks free towards the Impact box, but Ferrari broke up the play expertly.
 
4′
Both teams trading slow methodical possession in the early stages as they try and settle into the game.
 
1′
We're off! Montreal playing from right to left! They'll be looking to win a second in a row against TFC this year.
 
 
Both teams are making their way onto the field. It isn't by any means the largest crowd we've seen at the Olympic Stadium so far this season, but its still noisy! National Anthem and then Kick off!
 
 
Toronto Subs: Roberts, Emory, Plata, Silva, Stinson, Eckersley, Burgos
 
 
Toronto Starting XI: Kocic; Henry, Aceval, Cann, Morgan, deGuzman, Frings, Dunfield, Lambe, Johnson, Avila.
 
 
Impact Subs: Camara, Bernier, Sebrango, Braun, Sutton, Ubiparipovic, Gardner.
 
 
Impact Starting XI: Ricketts; Wahl, Thomas, Ferrari, Brovsky; Neagle, Warner, Felipe, Arnaud; Nyassi, Corradi
 
 
What's at stake? Canadian Championship bragging rights, and a place in the CONCACAF Champions League.
 
 
Toronto is hoping to hold on to the Canadian Championship title, one that they have won the last three years, while the Impact will be hoping to win the tournament for a second time.
 
 
Good evening and welcome to Goal.com's live commentary of the fifth annual Amway Canadian Championship Semi Final 1st leg between the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC. My name is Nick Sabetti and I will be doing tonight's commentary live from the Olympic Stadium in Montreal.
 
Results
1st Leg
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