WATCH: Montreal Impact hold off Toronto FC comeback

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Dan Hamilton
Dominic Oduro, Matteo Mancosu and Ambroise Oyongo scored as the Montreal Impact earned a 3-2 win over Toronto FC in the Eastern Conference final first leg.

The international break didn't slow down the Montreal Impact's momentum.

The Impact continued their fine form in the postseason with a blistering start to the Eastern Conference final Tuesday, jumping to a three-goal lead and holding off a Toronto FC comeback to notch a 3-2 first-leg win.

Although the Impact had to sit pat for two weeks after their upset of the top-seeded New York Red Bulls and another 40 minutes Tuesday because of bizarre field issues — Montreal opened the scoring in the 10th minute as Dominic Oduro slotted home following a Patrice Bernier through ball.

Matteo Mancosu made it 2-0 just two minutes later, burying a low cross from Ignacio Piatti to send Olympic Stadium into mayhem.

Ambroise Oyongo gave the Impact a three-goal lead eight minutes after halftime, making an interception near midfield, taking the space in front of him and firing a bouncing shot past Clint Irwin.

But Toronto scored a valuable away goal in the 68th minute, as Jozy Altidore capped a frantic sequence with a headed strike.

And TFC pulled another goal back five minutes later, as Michael Bradley converted a Tosaint Ricketts setup with a low shot from the top of the box. While Montreal held on for the victory, Toronto does find itself facing a manageable hole in the second leg Nov. 30 at BMO Field.

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