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Ex-Barcelona star Bojan helps Montreal Impact to first trophy of the season

Bojan Krkic helped his new MLS team win its first title of the season after beating Toronto FC for the Canadian Championship to secure its place in the Concacaf Champions League.

Montreal Impact midfielder Bojan Krkic (9) plays the ball and Toronto FC midfielder Nick DeLeon (18) defends during the first half in the Canadian Championship final at Stade Saputo.
Eric Bolte USA TODAY

Former Barcelona player, Bojan Krkic moved to the MLS to join Montreal Impact with the hope of regaining the kind of form which once had him labelled as the new Leo Messi.

Now, Krkic has won his first trophy with the Impact, who were crowned Canadian champions after beating Toronto FC on penalties . It means they have also booked their place in the next edition of the Concacaf Champions League, joining LAFC and Atlanta United.

Bojan fired Impact ahead in the penalty shoot after Jozy Altidore, Patrick Mullins, and Jonathan Osorio all missed for Toronto. Impact secure their tenth Canadian Championship, their first since 2014.

Concacaf Champions League

Montreal Impact became the eight qualified team so far, joining LAFC who qualify after winning the MLS Supporters' Shield, Atlanta United claimed their place by lifting the US Open Cup. Club America, Cruz Azul, Tigres, and Club Leon are the Liga MX qualified sides, with Jamaica, Portmore United to complete the qualifiers for the tournament which starts in February.