Toronto FC vs. CF Montreal: 3 takeaways

TFC scored three times in the first 19 minutes and never looked back after putting the hammer down against their bitter rivals.

Toronto FC vs. CF Montreal: 3 takeaways

After a tough week with back-to-back losses and multiple suspensions, Toronto FC rebounded by steamrolling bitter rivals CF Montreal in a 5-1 home win on Saturday in the latest edition of the 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 nearly two months.

Toronto scored five goals in an MLS match for the first time since a 5-1 home playoff win against D.C. United on Oct. 19, 2019.

Here are my three major takeaways from Saturday's contest.