Mumbai City FC mislaid 0-2 to Nassaji Mazandaran of Iran successful Pune connected Monday.© Twitter
Mumbai City FC began their AFC Champions League (ACL) run connected a disappointing enactment arsenic they suffered 0-2 decision astatine the hands of debutants Nassaji Mazandaran of Iran successful Pune connected Monday. Ehsan Hosseini (34th minute) and Mohammadreza Azadi (62nd) scored for the visiting side. Mumbai made a agleam commencement and astir opened the scoring successful the ninth infinitesimal erstwhile Jorge Pereyra Diaz slipped the shot done to Lallianzuala Chhangte, who changeable from a choky space missed the target. With 11 minutes remaining successful the half, Nassanji took the lead. Hossein Zamehran picked up possession 20 yards from goal, the playmaker turning swiftly to play Ehsan Hosseini successful with a defence-splitting pass, and helium slotted calmly into the bottommost country of the nett to enactment the Iranians successful front.
Bipin could person ensured Mumbai went into the interruption level a infinitesimal into archetypal fractional wounded clip lone to sprout disconnected people aft being recovered successful abstraction arsenic Chhangte rolled the shot crossed the look of the goal.
The Iranian outfit rounded the tally erstwhile substitute Farshid Esmaeili robbed Akash Mishra heavy wrong his punishment country and had the beingness of caput to rotation the shot into the six gait box, wherever Azadi was near with the simplest of finishes.
Vikram Partap changeable crossed the look of extremity and Chhangte glanced his header wide arsenic Mumbai sought a precocious lifeline but Nassaji saw retired 9 minutes of further clip to sensation triumph successful their maiden AFC Champions League appearance.
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