Gustavo Bou’s 95th-minute winner settled a thrilling MLS play-off clash as New England Revolution prevailed 2-1 against Thierry Henry’s Montreal Impact on Friday.
Bou struck at the death in the play-in match at Gillette Stadium, where the Revolution earned a date with Philadelphia Union in the opening round of the MLS Cup play-offs.
The Argentine forward’s goal came on his eighth shot of the match, the most by a Revolution player in a play-off match in club history, per Opta.
Bou’s match-winning effort – officially timed at 94 minutes, 37 seconds – is New England’s latest winning goal since Kelyn Rowe at 95:47 in 2017.
GUSTAVO BOU AT THE DEATH! #NERevs ADVANCE in the @Audi #MLSCupPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/XqwjKdh8xa
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) November 21, 2020
The tie was level after Montreal’s Romell Quioto cancelled out Carles Gil’s 38th-minute opener just past the hour mark – the Impact scoring in 21 consecutive away matches (including play-off games), the longest streak in MLS history.
In the day’s other play-in fixture, Nashville eased past David Beckham’s Inter Miami 3-0.
The run started at midfield. It ended in the back of the net. @DaxMcCarty11. 3-0. #EveryoneN pic.twitter.com/C34ZYDkzw9
— x – Nashville SC (@NashvilleSC) November 21, 2020
In a battle of the 2020 expansion sides, Nashville progressed to face Toronto thanks to goals from Randall Leal, Hany Mukhtar and Dax McCarty.
A two-goal first half, fuelled by Leal and Mukhtar, set the tone as Nashville became the first true expansion team to win a play-off match since Chicago Fire in 1998, according to Opta.
1 – @NashvilleSC are the first true expansion team to win a match in the #MLSCupPlayoffs since the Chicago Fire in 1998. Golden.
— OptaJack (@OptaJack) November 21, 2020
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