- Associated Press - Saturday, May 28, 2016

MONTREAL (AP) - Didier Drogba scored on a free kick in stoppage time to give the Montreal Impact a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday night.

In the dying seconds of stoppage time, Drogba scored from 30 yards out.

“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.

“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.

“We really needed that win,” Montreal coach Mauro Biello said. “What a big goal by Didier. It’s great for the morale and the confidence. My dressing room was very vibrant after the game. I don’t think I’ve heard Saputo Stadium that loud in all the years.”

Giovani dos Santos and Mike Magee scored for the Galaxy (5-2-5) in their first loss in 10 matches.


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