How did the internet react to Nacho Piatti?

Montreal’s Argentine sensation was always destined for great things

Tonight’s classic game is a special one, as it marks the beginnings of the club’s greatest ever goalscorer in MLS, Nacho Piatti, which you can watch live as of 7:30pm on impactmontreal.com.

The Argentine Designated Player played his first full 90 minutes with the Impact on August 30, 2014, scoring both goals in a 2-0 win against the Columbus Crew SC. And if you ever wondered why Montreal’s love affair with Nacho Piatti burned so strong, all you need to do is see the first goal he scored in an Impact uniform, and all is explained. We pretty much all had this guy’s reaction:

It was a start that proved this man was destined to do great things north of the 45th parallel, and he did, in a six-year stint that allowed Montreal’s supporters to fall in love with the Argentine magician.

But don’t take my word for it. Check out some of these tweets from that magical night almost six years ago, from journalists and supporters alike, that proved his impact.

Even current first team assistant coach and former captain Patrice Bernier shared his thoughts on Twitter after that performance.

And just for your viewing pleasure, here is Nacho’s second goal in his debut, in the game’s dying moments, to make it 2-0. How about that Di Vaio-Piatti tandem up top!