Spanish midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo made a triumphant debut for Toronto FC, scoring twice and setting up another goal in a 4-0 victory over New York City FC on Friday night.

Jozy Altidore and Jay Chapman also scored to help Toronto open the season 3-0 for the first time.

Pozuelo scored his second goal in the 78th minute before leaving to a standing ovation. On the goal, he paused in the penalty box, then chipped the ball over 6-foot-3 goalkeeper Sean Johnson and into the far corner.

Toronto FC's Alejandro Pozuelo kisses his tattoo as he celebrates after scoring on a penalty shot against New York City FC during second-half MLS soccer action in Toronto, Friday, March 29, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto FC’s Alejandro Pozuelo kisses his tattoo as he celebrates after scoring on a penalty shot against New York City FC during second-half MLS soccer action in Toronto, Friday, March 29, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Altidore opened the scoring off an assist from Pozuelo in the 29th minute, and Pozuelo made it 2-0 in the 58th on a penalty kick.

Chapman scored in the 83rd.

New York City dropped to 0-1-3.

Toronto FC's Alejandro Pozuelo celebrates after scoring on a penalty shot against New York City FC during second-half MLS soccer action in Toronto, Friday, March 29, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto FC’s Alejandro Pozuelo celebrates after scoring on a penalty shot against New York City FC during second-half MLS soccer action in Toronto, Friday, March 29, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto FC defender Drew Moor, right, New York City FC defender Alexander Callens, center, and New York City FC goalkeeper Sean Johnson (1) battle during first-half MLS soccer action in Toronto, Friday, March 29, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto FC defender Drew Moor, right, New York City FC defender Alexander Callens, center, and New York City FC goalkeeper Sean Johnson (1) battle during first-half MLS soccer action in Toronto, Friday, March 29, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore (17) celebrates his goal against New York City FC with teammate Alejandro Pozuelo (10) during first-half MLS soccer action in Toronto, Friday, March 29, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore (17) celebrates his goal against New York City FC with teammate Alejandro Pozuelo (10) during first-half MLS soccer action in Toronto, Friday, March 29, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto FC's Alejandro Pozuelo, left, moves the ball as New York City FC midfielder Alexander Ring (8) defends during first-half MLS soccer action in Toronto, Friday, March 29, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto FC’s Alejandro Pozuelo, left, moves the ball as New York City FC midfielder Alexander Ring (8) defends during first-half MLS soccer action in Toronto, Friday, March 29, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

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