Mumbai City FC become the first Indian club to win in Asian Champions League

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Mumbai City FC scripted history on Monday night when they beat Iraqi Air Force Club 2-1 in a Group B tie at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

With the win, Mumbai City FC became the first-ever Indian Club to win an Asian Champions League match.

The three-time AFC Cup champions’ Hammadi Ahmed scored first in the 59th minute before Diego Mauricio (70′ pen) converted from the spot and Rahul Bheke’s header in the 75th minute did the job.

After a goalless first half, substitute Hammadi Ahmad gave three-time AFC Cup champions Air Force Club the lead before Mumbai City rallied with goals from Mauracio

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

Air Force Club’s Alaa Abbas was causing all sorts of problems for Mumbai City but the forward should have done better in the ninth minute when his tame effort was easily collected by goalkeeper 

Mumbai City had their first look at goal just before the half-hour mark, Ahmed Jahouh finding space before setting up for Lallianzuala Chhangte, who blasted his long-range effort wide.

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