Atlanta United 3-3 CF Montreal: Player ratings as Lennon salvages dramatic late draw

Atlanta United came from two goals down to salvage a 3-3 draw at the death against CF Montreal on Saturday afternoon in Major League Soccer.

The Five Stripes took an early lead thanks to Josef Martinez’s second goal in as many games and looked to be on their way to a comfortable win.

But an inexplicable collapse and some dreadful defending saw them go in 3-1 down at half-time thanks to goals from Djordje Mihailovic, Ismael Kone, and Romell Quioto – the latter from the penalty spot.

A Dom Dwyer red card just three minutes after his introduction in the 67th minute looked to have killed off Atlanta United, but the hosts had other ideas.

First, Thiago Almada, the most expensive incoming player in MLS history, introduced himself to the 17s in style with an absolute rocket into the top corner from distance. Even then, few Atlanta fans really held out serious hope, that was until a Brooks Lennon free-kick evaded Montreal goalkeeper Sebastian Breza and hit the back of the net. Cue absolute bedlam in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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