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Mixed feelings for Ghana’s Dominic Oduro as Montreal takes slim lead


Striker Dominic Oduro helped Montreal Impact to a 3-2 victory in the first leg of the Major League Soccer (MLS)’s Eastern Conference Championship but the Ghanaian felt the Impact left themselves down after allowing Toronto FC to get back into the game.

Montreal were in cruise control as Oduro and Matteo Mancosu gave the home side a 2 goal lead in the first 12 minutes. They added another after 56 minutes through Ambroise Oyongo’s solo effort but they allowed Toronto to crawl back with two goals through Americans Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley.

Oduro, who finished off a sensational pass by midfielder Patrice Bernier to open the scoring in the 10th minute said the slim victory felt like a defeat.

“It's a bit of a downer. We won the game but we act like it was a loss because of the away-goals situation, but it is what it is. It's a game, it happens”.

He still believes they can replicate their first half performance in the first leg when they take on Toronto in the second leg on Wednesday at BMO Fields.

“We just have to set our mind really right and go out there and give them the same thing that they gave us, we just have to go out and compete. If you want to win the MLS Cup, you have to show that you can go on the road and make stuff happen, and that's exactly what we have to do in Toronto.

“If you want to win that MLS Cup, you have to show the other team what kind of team that you are, and that’s what we did tonight: we are set up in such a way that we can get a result”, the Ghanaian striker added.
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