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Mumbai City FC clinch historic win, becomes 1st Indian club to win Asian Champions League

Mumbai City FC clinched a historic win on Monday by beating Iraqi Air Force Club and became the first-ever Indian Club to win an Asian Champions League match. Air Force

Mumbai City FC clinched a historic win on Monday by beating Iraqi Air Force Club and became the first-ever Indian Club to win an Asian Champions League match.

Air Force Club asserted themselves in the game from the early minutes, pinning Mumbai City deep into their own half but the Iraqi side could not convert their chances.

After going a goal down in the 59th minute, Mumbai City 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.

At the other end, Air Force Club missed a chance after Abbas headed a Dhurgham Ismail delivery high above the bar before the latter tried to force his shot from a tight angle.

Earlier, Mumbai lost their initial match to Al Shabab 0-3.

Mumbai City will aim to build on the win when they play UAE’s Al Jazira on Thursday while.

First Published: 12th April, 2022 19:01 IST

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