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Game Two goes June 27 at Toronto’s BMO Field. (Canada Soccer image)

It’s all going to come down to 90 minutes.

Canadian rivals Impact Montreal FC and Toronto FC are all even after 90 minutes in the 2017 Canadian Championship final after the two sides played to a 1-1 draw in the opening leg at Stade Saputo in Montreal last night.

The return leg happens June 27 at BMO Field in Toronto with a 7:30 p.m. kick off. The match will be broadcast live across the country on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5, and RDS (19.30 ET / 16.30 PT).

It marks the sixth time in seven years that the opening leg has ended in a draw.

Matteo Mancosu opened the scoring for Montreal in the 19th minute on a header from close range. Laurent Ciman initiated the play with a long drive that Clint Irwin did well to save, but conceded a corner kick. On the corner that was played high to Marco Donadel, the long drive was initially stopped by Irwin, but the rebound was headed in by Mancosu.

Just 10 minutes later, Toronto FC equalized on a Jozy Altidore left-footed shot from the top of the box. With an Impact player down following a three-man collision, Raheem Edwards beat two other defenders to win the header in the air to move the ball to Altidore. The Toronto striker then took a touch with his right foot before he fired the equalizer with his left foot.

Edwards had actually nearly tied the score two minutes earlier when he hit the post down the left wing in the 27th minute. Montreal then had a chance in the second half on a penalty, but Ignacio Piatti missed the attempt with a shot that sailed over the crossbar.
– Canada Soccer

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