October 27, 2021 | Kickoff: 07:30PM ET
Forge FC

Forge FC

0 - 0
( 7 - 8 )

CF Montreal

CF Montreal

Hamilton, Ontario | Tim Hortons Field

Attendance: 5388

Referee: Yusri Rudolf | Assistant Referee: Peter Pendli |
Assistant Referee: Stefan Tanaka-Freundt | Fourth Official: Filip Dujic
  • 80'

    Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla

  • 74'

    Rudy Adrien Camacho
    Mustafa Kizza

  • Joshua Navarro Sandi
    Emery Welshman

    74'
  • David Choinière
    Tristan Borges

    74'
  • 64'

    Lassi Roni Kasperi Lappalainen
    Ahmed Hamdi Hussein Ahmed Hafez

  • 59'

    Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla
    Matko Mijael Miljevic

  • 59'

    Clement Yvan Landry Bayiha
    Zachary Bichotte Paul Brault-Guillard

  • Tristan Borges

    58'
  • 57'

    Joel Robert Waterman

  • 52'

    Samuel Piette

  • 46'

    Bjorn Maars Johnsen
    Sunusi Ibrahim

  • 38'

    Matko Mijael Miljevic

Timeline

Forge FC
  • KO

    KO

  • 38 ' | Matko Mijael Miljevic

  • HT

    HT

  • 46 ' | Bjorn Maars Johnsen - Sunusi Ibrahim

  • 52 ' | Samuel Piette

  • 57 ' | Joel Robert Waterman

  • 58 ' | Tristan Borges

  • 59 ' | Clement Yvan Landry Bayiha - Zachary Bichotte Paul Brault-Guillard

  • 59 ' | Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla - Matko Mijael Miljevic

  • 64 ' | Lassi Roni Kasperi Lappalainen - Ahmed Hamdi Hussein Ahmed Hafez

  • 74 ' | David Choinière - Tristan Borges

  • 74 ' | Joshua Navarro Sandi - Emery Welshman

  • 74 ' | Rudy Adrien Camacho - Mustafa Kizza

  • 80 ' | Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla

  • FT

    FT

CF Montreal
Penalty Shootout
Forge FC
CF Montreal
  • Molham Babouli

    Lassi Roni Kasperi Lappalainen

  • Daniël Krutzen

    Bjorn Maars Johnsen

  • Kwame Awuah

    Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla

  • Elimane Cissé

    Rudy Adrien Camacho

  • Kyle Edward Bekker

    Rida Zouhir Takedam

  • Omar Ezequiel Browne Zuñiga

    Samuel Piette

  • David Choinière

    Aljaž Struna

  • Joshua Navarro Sandi

    Zorhan Bassong

  • Dominic Samuel

    Clement Yvan Landry Bayiha

  • Alexander Achinioti-Jönsson

    Joel Robert Waterman

  • Triston Henry

    Sebastian Breza

Match Report

It took 11 rounds of penalties before CF Montreal booked their spot in the 2021 Canadian Championship Final with a 0:0 (7:8 on penalties) victory over Forge FC.

The match was Forge’s first-ever against a Major League Soccer (MLS) club.

The first chance of the match came to the Canadian Premier League side after a giveaway by CF Montreal in the middle of the pitch to Emery Welshman who ran at pace at the defenders before making a square pass to Molham Babouli, but the show was easily handled by the Montreal keeper, Sebastian Breza (4’).

Montreal’s first opportunity came in the 10’ on a strike from distance by Sunusi Ibrahim that was saved by Forge FC goalkeeper Triston Henry.

Just a minute later, Montreal again looked threatening. Ahmed Hamdi made a darting run, carrying the ball past the Forge defenders and got a shot away, but he was stopped by Henry. The rebound fell to the feet of Ibrahim, but he fired his shot over the open net (11’).

In the 37’, Babouli found space to get a shot away that was saved by Breza, and the attempt off the rebound by Omar Browne was also stopped and then cleared away by Montreal.

In the 39’, Browne’s shot from a free kick went just over the crossbar.

The deadlock continued in the second half, with the majority of the chances coming to the CanPL side. In the 49’, Babouli found himself some space after cutting past a Montreal defender and then put in a perfectly placed low cross, but Browne wasn’t able to get enough contact on it to get Forge on the scoreboard, and the chance went wide.

In the 54’, Forge had another opportunity from a quick free kick that caught the visitors off guard, but they were ultimately not able to convert the chance.

Breza made a solid save to maintain the clean sheet on a shot from a tight angle by Welshman (56’).

CF Montreal had a chance to score a late winner in the 83’. A through pass by Zorhan Bassong found Lassi Lappalainen and gave him the opportunity to cut into the box towards the near post, but Henry did well to stick with the play and make the save.

With no goals between the two sides in 90 minutes, the match headed straight to penalties. After 10 rounds, the penalty shootout came down to the two goalkeepers, Triston Henry of Forge FC and Sebastian Breza of CF Montreal. Breza saved the penalty from Henry, and then turned around and scored his own penalty to win the match for Montreal.


Forge FC’s starting XI featured Canadian Triston Henry in the net, with Canadians Dominic Samuel and Kwame Awuah joined by Daniel Krutzen on defence. Alexander Achinioti-Jonsson and Elimane Cisse were paired with Canadians Molham Babouli and Kyle Bekker, who captained the side, in midfield. Emery Welshman, Omar Browne, and Canadian Tristan Borges started up front.

Canadian Sebastian Breza started in goal for CF Montreal. Mustafa Kizza, Aljaz Struna, and Canadians Zachary Brault-Guillard, Joel Waterman, and Zorhan Bassong formed the defensive line. Ahmed Hamdi and Matko Miljevic started in the midfield alongside Canadians Rida Zouhir and Samuel Piette, who captained the visitors. Sunusi Ibrahim rounded out the side up front.

Line up

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Forge FC

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CF Montreal

CF Montreal

Forge FC Starting 11

CF Montreal Starting 11

Forge FC Subs

CF Montreal Subs

Forge FC Did Not Feature

CF Montreal Did Not Feature

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Oct 27, 2021 | KO

Match started between Forge FC and CF Montreal

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CF Montreal yellow card for Matko Mijael Miljevic

Matko Mijael Miljevic

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Halftime

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CF Montreal Substitution of Sunusi Ibrahim by Bjorn Maars Johnsen

Sunusi Ibrahim

Bjorn Maars Johnsen

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CF Montreal yellow card for Samuel Piette

Samuel Piette

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Oct 27, 2021 | 57'

CF Montreal yellow card for Joel Robert Waterman

Joel Robert Waterman

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Oct 27, 2021 | 58'

Forge FC yellow card for Tristan Borges

Tristan Borges

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Oct 27, 2021 | 59'

CF Montreal Substitution of Zachary Bichotte Paul Brault-Guillard by Clement Yvan Landry Bayiha

Zachary Bichotte Paul Brault-Guillard

Clement Yvan Landry Bayiha

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Oct 27, 2021 | 59'

CF Montreal Substitution of Matko Mijael Miljevic by Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla

Matko Mijael Miljevic

Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla

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Oct 27, 2021 | 64'

CF Montreal Substitution of Ahmed Hamdi Hussein Ahmed Hafez by Lassi Roni Kasperi Lappalainen

Ahmed Hamdi Hussein Ahmed Hafez

Lassi Roni Kasperi Lappalainen

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Oct 27, 2021 | 74'

Forge FC Substitution of Tristan Borges by David Choinière

Tristan Borges

David Choinière

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Forge FC Substitution of Emery Welshman by Joshua Navarro Sandi

Emery Welshman

Joshua Navarro Sandi

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Oct 27, 2021 | 74'

CF Montreal Substitution of Mustafa Kizza by Rudy Adrien Camacho

Mustafa Kizza

Rudy Adrien Camacho

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Oct 27, 2021 | 80'

CF Montreal yellow card for Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla

Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla

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Oct 27, 2021 | FT

Match ended, final score: 0 - 0 (7 - 8)

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