March 31, 2019 10:17 am

Krisztian Nemeth scores 3 goals, Sporting KC routs Montreal Impact 7-1

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Krisztian Nemeth became the first Hungarian player to score three goals in an MLS game and Johnny Russell scored twice in Sporting Kansas City’s 7-1 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday.

Russell, Nemeth and Felipe Gutierrez each scored in the first half. Russell curled a loose ball into the far corner from the top of the 18-yard box in the 10th minute, Nemeth had a sliding finish off a breakaway opportunity in the 43rd and Gutierrez redirected a cross for his first goal of the season in stoppage time.

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Russell scored again in the 50th, cutting back his defender and rolling it inside the far post. Nemeth made it 5-0 in the 68th and 7-0 in the 84th. Sixteen-year-old Gianluca Busio also scored for Sporting KC (2-1-1).

Saphir Taider scored a late goal for Montreal (2-2-0).

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