Toronto FC hammers CF Montreal in Canadian Classique

Powered by Federico Bernardeschi’s hat trick, TFC completely outclassed an injury-depleted Montreal at BMO Field on Saturday.

Toronto FC hammers CF Montreal in Canadian Classique
  • Toronto FC 5 (Longstaff 6’; Bernardeschi 12’, 58’, 60’; Owusu 19’), CF Montreal 1 (Ibrahim 67’)  
  • Bernardeschi records 1st hat trick by a TFC player since 2020 
  • Insigne earns two assists in his first start for Reds since March 

TORONTO – A visit to BMO Field from bitter rivals CF Montreal was all that Toronto FC needed to wake up from its slumber. 

TFC scored three times in the opening 19 minutes and never looked back as they waltzed to a 5-1 victory over an injury-depleted Montreal in Saturday’s Canadian Classique

Federico Bernardeschi bagged a hat trick, and Matty Longstaff and Prince Owusu also scored for the Reds, while Lorenzo Insigne collected a pair of assists in his first start in close to two months. Bernardeschi became the first TFC player to score three goals in a game since Ayo Akinola in 2020. 

With the win, Toronto (7-6-1) moved from sixth to fifth in the Eastern Conference table, snapped a two-game losing streak, and equaled its points total from last year (22, a franchise-worst).