Blaise Bourgeois

📝 Atlanta United 2 Columbus Crew 0: Josef Martínez does it again!

Josef Martínez’s header and magic from Miguel Almirón powered Atlanta United to an important road win.

It only took a half hour for the Venezuelan to prove why he’s one of the best players in the MLS, making Zak Steffan look average with an incredible header from Ezequiel Barco corner to open the scoring.

In a match with few shots on goal, Columbus looked the better side, however, Atlanta would make the most of their few chances.

Héctor Villalba would seal the three points for Atlanta, finishing off a beautiful ball from Miguel Almirón in the 82nd minute.

Atlanta United has plenty to celebrate after knocking off the third-placed team in the Eastern Conference to move four points clear of the rest of the league for the Supporter’s Shield.

Columbus will try to rebound as they fly to LAFC in nine days, while Atlanta will host Portland after their US Open Cup match against Chicago Fire.