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Inter Miami wins 4th straight at home, 3-1 over Toronto FC

August 22, 2021 GMT
Inter Miami midfielders Rodolfo Pizarro, left, and Víctor Ulloa (13) celebrate after Pizarro scored a goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Toronto FC, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Rhona Wise)
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Inter Miami midfielders Rodolfo Pizarro, left, and Víctor Ulloa (13) celebrate after Pizarro scored a goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Toronto FC, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Rhona Wise)
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Inter Miami midfielders Rodolfo Pizarro, left, and Víctor Ulloa (13) celebrate after Pizarro scored a goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Toronto FC, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Rhona Wise)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rodolfo Pizarro scored two goals, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez had two assists and Inter Miami beat Toronto FC 3-1 on Saturday night.

Miami (6-9-4) extended its record home winning streak to four, winning by more than one goal at home for the first time in the franchise’s two-year history.

Robbie Robinson also scored for Miami. Nick Marsman lost his shutout on an own goal, a poor header by Kieran Gibbs on a long free kick into the box in the 62nd minute.

When Pizarro scored after a deft touch with a low shot into the left corner in the 15th minute it marked the 17th straight game that Toronto allowed a goal, tying the team record for consecutive games without a clean sheet. Gonzalo Higuain got the assist after Gibbs made a sliding steal that put the ball on Higuain’s foot.

Toronto (3-12-6) has allowed a league-high 43 goals.

A steal and a long pass by Gonzalez Pirez found Robinson down the left side in the 35th minute. Robinson beat a defender just inside the box and in tight quarters slipped a left footer inside the post.

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Gonzalez Pirez set up Pizarro’s second goal, his third of the season after he scored Miami’s winner Wednesday, early in the second half. Gonzalez Pirez sent a long ball about half the pitch and a streaking Pizarro chipped it over Quentin Westberg from about the top of the box.

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