Riyadh, April 12
Mumbai City FC scripted history as they fought back from a goal down to stun Iraqi giants Air Force Club 2-1 and become the first Indian club to win a game at the top-tier AFC Asian Champions League (ACL).
After conceding in the 59th minute of the Group B fixture, Mumbai City, who won the Indian Super League Shield and trophy in the 2020-21 season, drew level with a penalty by Diego Mauricio in the 70th minute after he was brought down in the box.
Defender Rahul Bheke scored his team’s crucial winning goal, with a header in the 75th minute following a corner on Monday night. Mumbai had lost their opening match to Al Shabab 0-3.
5-star ATK Mohun Bagan
Kolkata: ATK Mohun Bagan moved closer to AFC Cup group stage qualification with an emphatic 5-0 win over Blue Star SC of Sri Lanka at the Salt Lake Stadium here today.Playing without some of their key players such as Sandesh Jhingan, Roy Krishna and Liston Colaco, the Juan Ferrando-coached side did not have any trouble whatsoever and pumped in three goals in the space of 15 minutes. —
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