Friday, December 15, 2017

Atlanta United 2 Minnesota United 3: Molino scores 96th-minute winner in thriller

SoccerNews in MLS 4 Oct 2017

68 Views

VAR, a red card and a 96th-minute winner. Tuesday’s match had it all as Minnesota United shocked 10-man Atlanta United 3-2.

MLS play-off bound Atlanta had goalkeeper Kyle Reynish sent off following a video review after Abu Danladi’s stunner put visiting Minnesota 1-0 ahead three minutes into the second half.

But Atlanta were not hampered by their numerical disadvantage as quick-fire goals from Hector Villalba and Julian Gressel gave the hosts the lead, until substitute Christian Ramirez restored parity in the 90th minute and Minnesota team-mate Kevin Molino scored in the sixth minute of stoppage time.

The defeat was Atlanta’s first at Mercedes-Benz Stadium as their eight-match unbeaten streak came to an end in stunning circumstances. 

With the loss, Atlanta stayed third in the Eastern Conference and three points adrift of second-placed New York City, while fellow expansion franchise Minnesota remain ninth in the west.

It was not until the second half that the contest in Atlanta came to life after a physical opening 45 minutes.

Danladi produced a moment of brilliance to silence the 43,185-strong home crowd, his shot riffling into the top corner of the net.

Atlanta’s woes were compounded when Reynish was shown a red card for denying a goalscoring opportunity on the hour-mark following a video review.

But Atlanta refused to surrender after Villalba reduced the deficit from outside of the penalty area in the 67th minute before Gressel struck five minutes later.

Atlanta’s joy, however, turned to despair as Minnesota made the most of their numerical advantage at the death.

Late drama saw Ramirez came off the bench to equalise in the final minute of regulation before Molino’s last-gasp header capped off a stunning night.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting �
Become a Writer
More More
Top