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MATCH RECAP: Ruan, Robin Jansson Score First MLS Goals as Lions Fall to Montréal

ORLANDO — Orlando City SC (10-6-8, 38 points) dropped a 4-2 decision on Wednesday night to CF Montréal (9-8-7, 34 points) at Exploria Stadium. T

he match saw defender Robin Jansson score his first MLS goal, while teammate Ruan netted his first across all competitions as a Lion.

The Lions were reduced to nine men in the match, with Nani being shown a second yellow card in the 35th minute of play followed by a red card for Andrés Perea late in the match.

The visitors got on the board first with Samuel Piette finding Romell Quioto on the left edge of the area. Quioto lofted in a ball for Mathieu Choinière, who hit it on the volley for the first-time finish out of the air.

CF Montréal doubled its advantage shortly after the Lions were reduced to 10 men with Djordje Mihailovic threading a ball in behind the City defense for Quioto, who was able to slot his shot off the far post and into the back of the net.

City halved the deficit quickly thereafter off a set piece play, with Mauricio Pereyra sending a dangerous free kick into the area, bouncing off a Montréal defender before falling to the feet of Jansson. The Swede was able to body off his defender just enough to send his shot into the right side of the net with the outside of his foot.

City leveled in the second half, with Pereyra lofting a ball in behind the Montréal defense for a running Benji Michel. The Lions’ Homegrown was able to move off his defender before playing a ball to a running Emmanuel Mas into the area. Mas’ effort was blocked only to find the feet of Ruan, who played the ball straight into the back of the net.

The visitors regained the lead off a cross from Romell Quioto from the right flank that found the foot of Lassi Lappalainen for the first-time finish.

CF Montréal added another off a low driven corner from the left side with Djordje Mihailovic’s cross finding the foot of Sunusi Ibrahim to double the advantage for the visitors.

The Lions embark on a three-game road trip, first set to travel to Philadelphia to take on the Union on Sunday, Sept. 19 at Subaru Park in a 4 p.m. ET kickoff.

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