Friday, 20 Apr 2018
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NYCFC preserves unbeaten in battle with Atlanta United

The leaders of the Eastern Conference left everything on the court on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta. Argentine Ezequiel Barco finally made his MLS debut.

Finlandés Alexander Ring silences Mercedes Benz Stadium with a goal for New York City FC
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New York City FC preserved their unbeaten record in 2018 by drawing 2-2 on their visit to Atlanta United. The Big Apple team had to pair twice to keep their condition without defeats this season. Argentinian Ezequiel Barco, the Atlanta star signing in 2018, played his first minutes in the league after overcoming an injury.

The wait is over, Ezequiel Barco enters for Atlanta United and makes his MLS debut
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Atlanta opened the scoring through Greg Garza after Sean Johnson rejected a shot by Paraguayan Miguel Almirón, of the best of the contest.

Explosion in Atlanta, after great play by Miguel Almirón and Greg Garza’s goal for the 1-0
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Things would get tougher for New York as Ismael Tajouri left the field due to injury in the 35th minute. The positive thing was that David Villa entered in his place. The Spaniard gave City a draw from the 12 steps after a foul on Jo Berget. Atlanta beat Sean Johnson again after a few minutes, but Darlington Nagbe’s shot was invalidated after the VAR was revised. The place was a waterspout in the second half. Acorraló to New York to take the advantage in 56 with a goal by Chris McCann after one of the many rides of Miguel Almiron.

An unstoppable Miguel Almirón serves the second goal of Atlanta scored by Chris McCann
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Atlanta gave the ball to the visitors after the goal. The entrance of Ezequiel Barco was felt little and the City would arrive at 2-2 with a missile of Alexander Ring after a play of Villa. The visitor was able to contain the last attacks of the premises to reach seven games without defeats. NYCFC leads the general table with 17 points.

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