Two goals by Kacper Przybylko and one by Anthony Fontana propelled Philadelphia Union to a 3-0 win over Atlanta United, Tuesday night in the first leg of the quarterfinals in the CONCACAF Champions League.
Przybylko broke the deadlock at the 57th minute when he scored off a tap-in off the far post during a corner kick.
Later in the half, Przybylko scored his second goal of the night after a counter attack, left him all alone in a 1v1 situation against Brad Guzan and he successfully, placed the ball into the back of the net.
Then, at the 86th minute, the same situation as the second goal played out but instead, it was Przybylko who passed the ball to Fontana, who then tapped it into the back of the net.
The second leg of this matchup will be played on May 4th at 8 p.m. in Philly. Atlanta will need a 3-0 scoreline to send the match into penalties. A 4-0 win would guarantee them a spot in the semifinals but they must prevent from allowing a goal. But before then, United will travel to New England to face the Revolution on May 1 at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
In the first half, Atlanta finished with eight shots and five shots on goal. During the first 45 minutes, goalkeeper Andre Blake became the hero for the Union as he stopped three shots that had much danger in them. Two of those shots were by Jurgen Damm and one by Marcelino Moreno. United also finished the first half with about 60 percent of posession.