Cristian Arango scored twice in a historic performance when Los Angeles FC won 3-2 over Real Salt Lake in a thrilling MLS game on Sunday.
Arango’s brace included the fastest goal in club history for LAFC – who have won four consecutive games against RSL – after opening the scoring just 20 seconds into the match at Banc of California Stadium.
He eclipsed Eduard Atuesta’s record: he scored after 85 seconds on April 24 at the start of this season.
Real Salt Lake equalized with Damir Kreilach’s stunner approaching half an hour as the Croatian netted from distance.
– LAFC (@LAFC) September 13, 2021
The visiting RSL was tied for only two minutes after Arango restored the LAFC lead with a header, much to the delight of the crowd.
Anderson Julio equalized on 3 minutes of the second half, overtaking Tomas Romero.
But LAFC had the last word when Toni Datkovic’s own goal gave the home team another advantage in the 59th minute, an advantage they did not give up.
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– Real Salt Lake (@realsaltlake) September 13, 2021
LAFC are eighth in the Western Conference, behind the seventh RSL and the playoffs for goal difference in 23 games.