AFC Champions League: Mumbai City FC end campaign with 1-0 win over Air Force Club
Indian Super League side Mumbai City FC ended their historic AFC Champions League (ACL) campaign on a winning note, defeating Air Force Club of Iraq 1-0 in their last group match here.
A first half strike from Diego Maurcio (31st minute) secured Mumbai City all the three points at the King Fahd International Stadium on Tuesday night.
It was their second win in the continent's top-tier club competition in their debut appearance after their 2-1 victory over the same opponents in the first match of the double round-robin group league
Mumbai City ended second in Group B, which itself is a huge achievement, with seven points from six matches.
But the Des Buckingham-coached Mumbai City missed out a Round of 16 berth as his side could not be one of the three best second-placed finishers across all five groups.
All the five group winners and the three best second-placed finishers qualify for the Round of 16 in the West Zone.
Air Force Club quickly took control of the game with Alaa Abbas forcing Mumbai City goalkeeper Phurba Lachenpa into a finger-tip save when he tried from distance in the sixth minute.
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