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Galaxy’s unbeaten streak ends in stoppage time in Montreal

Galaxy defender Ashley Cole is tackled by Montreal's Lucas Ontivero during the second half Saturday.
(Graham Hughes / Canadian Press via AP)

The Los Angeles Galaxy’s nine-game unbeaten streak came to an end in stoppage time Saturday night when Didier Drogba scored on a free kick to give the Montreal Impact a 3-2 victory.

In the dying seconds of stoppage time, Drogba scored from 30 yards. Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe missed a punch attempt and the ball spun into the back of the net.

“I just wanted to hit the target, and that’s what I did,” said Drogba, who has scored in four consecutive matches. “I was lucky enough that the goalkeeper didn’t hold it. These things happen. That’s football. That’s the game.”

Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe missed a punch attempt and the ball spun into the back of the net.

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“I knew his capabilities for free kicks,” Rowe said. “I knew he was just going to try to make it knuckle, make it dance. I just took my eye off it for a second. It’s definitely a frustrating one. The guys put in a good effort and they deserved a better result.”

Ignacio Piatti and Lucas Ontivero also scored to help Montreal (5-4-4) end a six-game winless streak.

Giovani dos Santos and Mike Magee scored for the Galaxy (5-2-5).


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