Federico Bernardeschi Scores in Canadian Classic Victory 5-1

TFC returns to victory in a Canadian classic in the MLS, where Bernardeschi, Prince Owusu, and Longstaff found the back of the net in this important match for Toronto FC.
Federico Bernardeschi Scores in Canadian Classic Victory 5-1.
Federico Bernardeschi Scores in Canadian Classic Victory 5-1. / Anadolu/GettyImages

An exciting buildup to the 401 Derby between Toronto FC and CF Montreal did not disappoint TFC fans at all, as they ended up winning this match with great authority, by an overwhelming score of 5-1, with Federico Bernardeschi scoring a hat-trick.

The Italian's Display of Talent at BMO Field

The MVP of the match was undoubtedly Federico Bernardeschi, who is performing at an extraordinary level. His contributions to TFC this season have been those of a world-class player, where with his magical left foot, he has scored goals and provided assists that keep Toronto FC in playoff positions.

In this MLS Canadian classic, Federico Bernardeschi stole the spotlight with his performance. With 3 goals in the match, the Italian showcased his great quality with the ball, being the main attacking weapon for TFC.

Hat Trick for Bernardeschi in the Classic

His first goal came in the 12th minute of the game, where after an assist from Deybi Flores, the Italian placed the ball in the top right corner of CF Montreal's goal to make it 1-0.

His second goal was a bit more improvised, as in the 58th minute, Bernardeschi sent in a cross that, after not being touched by anyone, ended up in the back of the net. His third and final goal came immediately after, in the 59th minute, not giving the visitors a chance to breathe.

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With this performance from the 30-year-old Italian, he left a significant mark in the MLS. The level Bernardeschi is showing will be a great challenge for teams in the rest of the regular season and, above all, a lethal weapon for TFC if they manage to reach the playoffs.

Toronto FC is in a very positive position, sitting in 4th place in the Eastern Conference with 22 points from 14 matches and a positive goal difference.

They are now thinking about their next opponents. This week, they will face Saint-Laurent in the Canadian Championship, but over the weekend, they will have to play Cincinnati at BMO Field on May 25.