Soccer – MLS: CFM to face Santos Laguna in round of 16, 13 years after nightmare


Montreal Football Club will face Santos Laguna in the round of 16 of the CONCACAF Champions League.

In 2009, the CFM, then under the name of the Impact, collapsed in the quarter-finals by conceding four goals, including two in stoppage time, during the second half of the return match to lose 5- 4 in cumulative goals.

Having to score absolutely four times in the last 45 minutes of play to hope to win in total goals, Santos Laguna had achieved the impossible by including two in stoppage time to finally win the return match 5-2 in Mexico. Montreal took a 2-0 lead in a spectacular home victory in the first leg.

The first clash of this series is to take place between February 15 and 17, 2022. The return leg will be played a week later.

Following this round-trip series, the CFM will begin its MLS regular season. The Montreal club has unveiled its schedule for the next Garber circuit season. The CFM will open its 2022 regular season against Orlando SC on the Florida side on February 27. He will then defend his lands at Olympic Stadium on March 5 against the Philadelphia Union.

CF Montreal will again play 34 games, 17 at home and 17 abroad. The regular season concludes on October 9 in Miami. Five of the first six games will be played on opposing fields before CF Montreal plays seven of the next ten games at Stade Saputo.

CF Montreal's 2022 season calendar


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