LAFC vs. Austin FC – Football Match Report – April 8, 2023
Denis Bouanga scored his ninth, tenth and eleventh targets in 9 video games throughout all competitions, and LAFC remained undefeated on the season with a 3-0 win over visiting Austin FC Saturday night at BMO Stadium.
Bouanga, who scored twice in LAFC’s CONCACAF Champions League first leg win over the Vancouver Whitecaps, struck as soon as in every half in a rematch of Major League Soccer’s Western Conference ultimate final season.
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Bouanga, from France, had by no means had a hat trick as knowledgeable till this season, during which he has two.
LAFC (4-0-2, 14 factors) has gained 15 of its final 17 matches at BMO Stadium, its dwelling pitch. Austin FC (2-3-1, 7 factors) is winless in its final three matches.
Bouanga’s first purpose got here within the fortieth minute when a deflected move got here to him close to the highest of the field, and he put it away. The second purpose occurred within the 58th minute, when one other deflection got here to Bouanga off a set piece and two touches.
Bouanga ripped a shot on the fly together with his proper foot and located the web.
Ten minutes later, a move from Sergi Palencia got here floating to the close to publish, the place two LAFC gamers have been ready. The ball discovered Bouanga who scored from quick vary.
Bouanga was subbed off within the 71st minute after 4 pictures on course general.
Maxi Urruti had an excellent probability for Austin FC within the forty fourth minute, however his try was saved by LAFC goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic. The 38-yr-outdated Jakupovic had 4 saves in his LAFC debut.
LAFC had 26 pictures to 9 for Austin FC. LAFC held second place within the West briefly Saturday, pending the result of first place St. Louis City SC and the Seattle Sounders.
Goalkeeper Brad Stuver completed with three saves for Austin FC. He’s allowed a minimum of one purpose in every of his final three begins.