May 24, 2022 | Kickoff: 06:00PM ET
HFX Wanderers FC

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Toronto FC

Toronto FC

Halifax, Nova Scotia | Wanderers Ground

Referee: Juan Marquez | Assistant Referee: Lyes Arfa |
Assistant Referee: Peter Pendli | Fourth Official: Ben Hoskins
  • 90+1'

    Ayo Akinola*

  • Ryan Robinson
    Elhadji Mour Samb

    90'
  • Peter Schaale

    87'
  • 85'

    Carlos Salcedo
    Kosi Thompson

  • Mohamed Omar*
    Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé

    84'
  • 70'

    Jacob Shaffelburg*
    Jordan Perruzza

  • Samuel Salter

    69'
  • Akeem Garcia
    Andre Rampersad

    67'
  • 55'

    Michael Bradley

  • 53'

    Shane O'neill

  • Andre Rampersad

    53'
  • 46'

    Jesus Jimenez
    Deandre Kerr

  • 46'

    Ayo Akinola*
    Ifunanyachi Achara

  • 46'

    Jonathan Osorio
    Ralph Priso*

  • 23'

    Ralph Priso*

Timeline

HFX Wanderers FC
  • KO

    KO

  • 23 ' | Ralph Priso*

  • HT

    HT

  • 46 ' | Jonathan Osorio - Ralph Priso*

  • 46 ' | Ayo Akinola* - Ifunanyachi Achara

  • 46 ' | Jesus Jimenez - Deandre Kerr

  • 53 ' | Andre Rampersad

  • 53 ' | Shane O'neill

  • 55 ' | Michael Bradley

  • 67 ' | Akeem Garcia - Andre Rampersad

  • 69 ' | Samuel Salter

  • 70 ' | Jacob Shaffelburg* - Jordan Perruzza

  • 84 ' | Mohamed Omar* - Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé

  • 85 ' | Carlos Salcedo - Kosi Thompson

  • 87 ' | Peter Schaale

  • 90 ' | Ryan Robinson - Elhadji Mour Samb

  • 90+1 ' | Ayo Akinola*

  • FT

    FT

Toronto FC

Match Report

Toronto FC punched a ticket to the Semi-Final Round of the 2022 Canadian Championship with a 2:1 victory over HFX Wanderers FC in Halifax.

It was the home side that had the first good chance of the match as Colin Gander played in a cross from a wide position that forced Toronto goalkeeper Quentin Westberg to push the ball over his net (11’).

In the 32’, Mour Samb made a powerful driving run forward but his final ball didn’t find the run of his HFX teammate or challenge Westberg to make a save.

In the 40’ Luca Petrasso played in a great pass toIfunanyachi Achara behind the Wanderers defence but Gander did just enough to get back and put off the TFC striker, and HFX keeper Christian Oxner was able to claim the ball in the air.

The Canadian Premier League side had a final chance to take the lead at the end of the first half with a free kick that was played dangerously into the penalty area and flicked on by Eriks Santos, but Peter Schaale was just unable to steer it into the net (45+2’).

In the 55’, Toronto put together some great build-up play which eventually fell to the feet of Ayo Akinola, but Santos was able to get a huge block to deny the striker.

The ensuing corner kick was whipped in by Petrasso and Jordan Perruzza got a glancing header to direct the ball towards goal. The ball then deflected off of the back of the head of TFC captain Michael Bradley and ended up in the net to give the Major League Soccer side a 1:0 lead (55’).

HFX Wanderers equalized just over 10 minutes later, as Samuel Salter cut in towards the middle and took a low shot through traffic that bent into the bottom corner beyond the fingertips of the diving Westberg (69’).

It was then Wanderers who looked poised to take the lead. In the 78’, Westberg was just able to get a piece of the shot from Aidan Daniels to push it behind for a corner.

In the 79’ Samb received a pass and looked like he had tons of time to take a touch and shoot but Kosi Thompson managed to get across to block the shot.

In the 82’, Akeem Garcia played a pass to Salter, who took a quick touch to cut inside onto his left foot once again, but this time fired his shot just over the crossbar.

In a match that looked destined for penalties, it was instead a late own goal that ended up deciding the match. Petrasso played a brilliant pass through to Jacob Shaffelburg. Shaffelburg was moving away from the HFX goal and instead of trying to get a shot away, looped a ball into the six-yard box. Akinola was unable to connect with it but the on-rushing Jonathan Osorio did make contact and hit the crossbar. The ball ultimately bounced off Wanderers’ defender Schaale and into the net to give Toronto the 2:1 lead (87’).

HFX Wanderers featured seven Canadian players in the Starting XI: Christian Oxner, Zachary Fernandez, Samuel Salter, Aidan Daniels, Marcello Polisi, Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare, and Colin Gander.

Head coach Stephen Hart made three substitutions in the match, bringing on Akeem Garcia for Andre Rampersad (67’), Mohamed Omar for Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare (84’), and Ryan Robinson for Mour Samb (90’).

Toronto FC’s Starting XI also featured seven Canadian players: Lukas Macnaughton, Ralph Priso, Jayden Nelson, Deandre Kerr, Luca Petrasso, Kosi Thompson, and Jordan Perruzza.

Head coach Bob Bradley made a triple change at the start of the second half, bringing in Jonathan Osorio, Ayo Akinola, and Jesus Jimenez in place of Ralph Priso, Ifunanyachi Achara, and Deandre Kerr (46’). He also brought on Jacob Shaffelburg for Jordan Perruzza (70’) and Carlos Salcedo for Kosi Thompson (85’).

Line up

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HFX Wanderers FC

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Toronto FC

Toronto FC

HFX Wanderers FC Starting 11

Toronto FC Starting 11

HFX Wanderers FC Subs

Toronto FC Subs

HFX Wanderers FC Did Not Feature

Toronto FC Did Not Feature

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May 24, 2022 | KO

Match started between HFX Wanderers FC and Toronto FC

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May 24, 2022 | 23'

Toronto FC yellow card for Ralph Priso*

Ralph Priso*

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May 24, 2022 | HT

Halftime

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May 24, 2022 | 46'

Toronto FC Substitution of Ralph Priso* by Jonathan Osorio

Ralph Priso*

Jonathan Osorio

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May 24, 2022 | 46'

Toronto FC Substitution of Ifunanyachi Achara by Ayo Akinola*

Ifunanyachi Achara

Ayo Akinola*

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May 24, 2022 | 46'

Toronto FC Substitution of Deandre Kerr by Jesus Jimenez

Deandre Kerr

Jesus Jimenez

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May 24, 2022 | 53'

HFX Wanderers FC yellow card for Andre Rampersad

Andre Rampersad

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May 24, 2022 | 53'

Toronto FC yellow card for Shane O'neill

Shane O'neill

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Toronto FC goal by Jordan Perruzza (assist by Luca Petrasso*)

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May 24, 2022 | 67'

HFX Wanderers FC Substitution of Andre Rampersad by Akeem Garcia

Andre Rampersad

Akeem Garcia

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May 24, 2022 | 69'

HFX Wanderers FC goal by Samuel Salter

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May 24, 2022 | 70'

Toronto FC Substitution of Jordan Perruzza by Jacob Shaffelburg*

Jordan Perruzza

Jacob Shaffelburg*

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May 24, 2022 | 84'

HFX Wanderers FC Substitution of Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé by Mohamed Omar*

Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé

Mohamed Omar*

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May 24, 2022 | 85'

Toronto FC Substitution of Kosi Thompson by Carlos Salcedo

Kosi Thompson

Carlos Salcedo

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May 24, 2022 | 87'

Toronto FC goal by Jonathan Osorio

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May 24, 2022 | 90'

HFX Wanderers FC Substitution of Elhadji Mour Samb by Ryan Robinson

Elhadji Mour Samb

Ryan Robinson

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May 24, 2022 | 90+1'

Toronto FC yellow card for Ayo Akinola*

Ayo Akinola*

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May 24, 2022 | FT

Match ended, final score: 1 - 2

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