The Montreal Impact ended their seven game losing streak with a narrow but well fought 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire this Saturday at the Saputo Stadium.
The tightly fought game saw both sides enjoying long stretches of possession, but the first real offensive threat came in the 59th when Andres Romero forced Sean Johnson to make an incredible save from a low shot to keep it at nil-nil.
Montreal kicked off the second half with more conviction, bringing up more men to attack the resisting Chicago defence.
Impact's star striker Marco Di Vaio finally broke the deadlock in the 83rd with a skillful first time strike into the lower right corner. Maxim Tissot fed Eric Miller a perfectly executed through ball, but the latter lost possession in the box. The rebound found Di Vaio, who did not hesitate an instant with the ball.
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With such little time left on the clock, the Chicago Fire couldn't find the opportunity to equalize.
Montreal won their first 3 points since their 3-0 victory against Houston on June 29.
The Impact will next play CD FAS this Wednesday August 20 in the CONCACAF Champions League, while the Fire will remain in Canada facing Toronto FC next Saturday at BMO Field.