Columbus in the final after its victory against Cincinnati

By Le Figaro with AFP

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Columbus celebrates after qualifying for the MLS final. Aaron Doster / REUTERS

Despite falling behind by two goals, the Columbus Crew beat FC Cincinnati on Saturday (3-2) and qualified for the final of the North American football championship, where they will face Los Angeles FC.

The Columbus Crew came back from a two-goal deficit to win after extra time (3-2) away against FC Cincinnati on Saturday and qualify for the final of the North American Football Championship (MLS) where he will face Los Angeles FC.

Columbus, titled in 2008 and 2020, will play the MLS final at home on December 9 against Los Angeles FC, defending champion and defeater of the Houston Dynamo (2-0) in the Western Conference final.

For the Ohio derby, Cincinnati started the match perfectly with two goals in the first half from Brandon Vazquez (14th) then Luciano Acosta (45+3). But two goals at the end of the match, Alvas Powell against his camp (75th) then Diego Rossi (86th), allowed the Crew to snatch extra time, where a goal from Christian Ramirez (115th) sealed the fate of the final of the Eastern Conference.

In Los Angeles, a goal from Ryan Hollingshead (44th) then an own goal from Franco Escobar (80th) was enough for Los Angeles FC of former Saint-Etienne striker Denis Bouanga, who was silent on Saturday.

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