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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 25, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE C9 T WO teams; two leagues; two continents, and two objectives that, just a few weeks ago, seemed as distant as the space between them. Geographically, Leicester City and the Montreal Impact are separated by more than 5,000 kilometres. And, given that Leicester play in the lucrative English Premier League, while Montreal operates in Major League Soccer, the financial and competitive gulf is similarly vast. But that doesn’t mean they can’t both be about to achieve something extraordinary, that the next few days and weeks can’t be among the most memorable in the history of either club. Leicester City set for safety Leicester — for much of the season seemingly destined for relegation — has suddenly sprung to life and, with a win today at last- place Burnley ( who are just two points in arrears), could climb out of the drop- zone for the first time since October. “ It’s a difficult situation, but I think we have our chances to win matches,” remarked optimistic Foxes midfielder Esteban Cambiasso earlier this month. “ I’m sure, because I watch my teammates every day, we can save Leicester and stay in the Premier League.” He could well be proved right, and less than 48 hours after making the pronouncement, he backed up his words with an impactful performance at home to West Ham. The former Inter Milan star and Argentina international opened the scoring after just 12 minutes at King Power Stadium as City triumphed 2- 1 — their first victory since January. Then, a week later, Cambiasso set up the stoppage- time winner in his side’s narrow, 3- 2 win away to West Bromwich Albion. And last week against Swansea he threw himself into an eye- popping seven tackles as the hosts recorded just their fifth clean sheet of the season, prevailing 2- 0 on Filbert Way. The 34- year- old, who helped the Nerazzurri to a Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League treble in 2010, has been leading by example in April, although the likes of defenders Robert Huth and Wes Morgan, midfielder Andy King and attackers Jamie Vardy and Leonardo Ulloa have been key to Leicester’s revival as well. “ We’ve given ourselves a better chance than we had three weeks ago,” opined manager Nigel Pearson at his Thursday press conference. “ If we can keep it in our own hands going into the final week of the season, I think we would have made a really good fist of what has been a difficult season.” Impact living up to their name The Montreal Impact has yet to win an MLS match in 2015. Through four rounds they’ve scored just twice and sit alone at the bottom of the table — one point behind lowly Toronto FC. But they’ve been a force at continental level. After winning a second successive Canadian Championship last June, the Quebec side eased a CONCACAF Champions League group that also included New York Red Bulls and FAS out of Honduras. From there they ousted four- time North American champions Pachuca on away goals, which they also needed to see off Costa Rica’s Alajuelense in the semifinals. As if being just the fifth MLS team — and first Canadian entry — to progress to the final wasn’t enough, Montreal then opened the scoring in front of nearly 60,000 fans at Club America’s Estadio Azteca before Mexico international Oribe Peralta hit back with a late equalizer. Thanks to the draw the Impact will go into Wednesday’s second leg leading on away goals and just 90 minutes from making history and jolting their season into life in a big, big way. “ It was a great result for us. They’re a very good team; they’re a top team and it’s not an easy place to come and get a result,” said midfielder Nigel Reo- Coker after the full- time whistle in the Mexican capital. “ At times we played some great football. We showed what we’re capable of as a team.” Now the trick is to mimic their continental form domestically, although the 2012 expansion outfit won’t play their next MLS match until Portland Timbers come calling on May 9. Montreal lost 3- 0 in Houston the last time out — a defeat that, according to defender Donny Toia, was an exhibition of “ stupid, silly mistakes.” While a CONCACAF title, and resulting trip to the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup, would no doubt rank as Canadian club football’s greatest achievement it would also be that much less meaningful if the Impact failed to consolidate their Champions League display with at least modest success in Major League Soccer. 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YOU PAY THE 0 INVOICE PRICE! ‡ % 84 FINANCING † MONTHS NOW WITH FOR UP TO ON SELECT 2015 MODELS KICKABOUT JERRAD PETERS Great things await Leicester, Montreal Week ahead could be memorable for both JON SUPER / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILES Leicester manager Nigel Pearson hopes to make a good fist of the season. C_ 09_ Apr- 25- 15_ FP_ 01. indd C9 4/ 24/ 15 7: 57: 03 PM

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