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Ignacio Piatti scores twice; Impact beat NYCFC 3-2 in Frank Lampard's MLS debut

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NEW YORK — Argentine striker spoiled 's Major League Soccer debut by scoring a pair of goals in the Montreal Impact's 3-2 win over New York City on Saturday.

opened the scoring for Montreal in the 5th minute after gathering a long pass and slipping it through City goalkeeper ' legs before tapping it home.

Piatti made it 2-0 in the 32nd minute with a chip shot finish from another long ball.

Former England midfielder Lampard energized the sellout crowd at Yankee Stadium when he entered as a substitute in the 69th minute, immediately after a penalty narrowed City's deficit to 2-1.

Piatti's scored from the penalty spot in the 84th minute before quickly answered for City 85th.

PHOTO: Frank Lampard, newly acquired player for New York City FC, practices before the soccer game against Montreal Impact at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Frank Lampard, newly acquired player for New York City FC, practices before the soccer game against Montreal Impact at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

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