Montreal Impact move on to finals
Ignacio Piatti scored twice from the penalty spot and Blerim Dzemaili got his first goal as the Montreal Impact defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-2 to win their Canadian Championship semifinal on Tuesday night.
Anthony Jackson-Hamel also scored for Montreal, which won the two-game aggregate goals series 5-4 after losing the first leg 2-1 in Vancouver last week. Montreal advanced to next month’s final against the winner between Toronto FC and the Ottawa Fury, who complete their semifinal on Wednesday night. Alphonso Davies, who scored in the first leg, and Kyle Greig scored for the Whitecaps.
Vancouver, playing a fourth game in 11 days, dressed mostly reserve players against a rested Montreal side that boosted its lineup with some top players, including Piatti and Dzemaili.
The Impact answered with three goals before the intermission.