22 Jul Atlanta United FC vs. Columbus Crew SC – Football Match Report – July 21, 2020
Youness Mokhtar’s aim within the 18th minute led Columbus to a 1-Zero victory over Atlanta United on Tuesday, and the Crew clinched first place in Group E of the MLS is Again Match close to Orlando.
Columbus (4-0-1, 13 factors within the common season) received all three tourney video games by a mixed 7-Zero rating. The Crew will play the second-place team in Group D on July 28.
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Atlanta (2-3-0, 6 factors) was eradicated from the central Florida occasion after shedding all three of their matches by 1-Zero scores. The 5 Stripes have struggled to seek out offense with out standout striker Josef Martinez, who sustained a torn knee ligament within the season opener vs. Nashville SC.
The Crew have been minus goalkeeper Eloy Room, who had two consecutive shutouts and three in 4 video games this season. He was sidelined because of a hamstring harm sustained late in a 2-Zero win vs. the New York Crimson Bulls on Thursday.
Andrew Tarbell changed him and made his first MLS look since beginning for the San Jose Earthquakes on Sept. 29, 2018, in a 3-2 loss to the Houston Dynamo.
He made six saves, together with one on a good angle shot by Anton Walkes within the 90th minute. Within the second minute of stoppage time, Tarbell denied a protracted shot by visitors by Manuel Castro.
Mokhtar gave Columbus the lead together with his second aim of the season and the event. He pushed the ball to Milton Valenzuela on the left flank. Valenzuela discovered Mokhtar in the course of the field, and Mokhtar’s shot deflected off an Atlanta participant and the fitting put up to finish a 19-pass sequence.
The Crew’s harm run continued when Mokhtar exited within the 44th minute with a doable proper leg ailment.
Atlanta confirmed some life early within the second half when Pity Martinez within the 49th minute and Emerson Hyndman 9 minutes later examined Tarbell.
The Crew pressured Atlanta goalkeeper Brad Guzan to make solely two saves whereas being outshot 15-9 however nonetheless received their third consecutive assembly with the 5 Stripes.