Mumbai Metropolis FC misplaced 0-2 to Nassaji Mazandaran of Iran in Pune on Monday.© Twitter
Mumbai Metropolis FC started their AFC Champions League (ACL) marketing campaign on a disappointing notice as they suffered 0-2 defeat by the hands of debutants Nassaji Mazandaran of Iran in Pune on Monday. Ehsan Hosseini (thirty fourth minute) and Mohammadreza Azadi (62nd) scored for the visiting facet. Mumbai made a vivid begin and virtually opened the scoring within the ninth minute when Jorge Pereyra Diaz slipped the ball by means of to Lallianzuala Chhangte, who shot from a decent angle missed the goal. With 11 minutes remaining within the half, Nassanji took the lead. Hossein Zamehran picked up possession 20 yards from aim, the playmaker turning swiftly to play Ehsan Hosseini in with a defence-splitting go, and he slotted calmly into the underside nook of the online to place the Iranians in entrance.
Bipin might have ensured Mumbai went into the break degree a minute into first half harm time solely to shoot off beam after being present in house as Chhangte rolled the ball throughout the face of the aim.
The Iranian outfit rounded the tally when substitute Farshid Esmaeili robbed Akash Mishra deep inside his penalty space and had the presence of thoughts to roll the ball into the six yard field, the place Azadi was left with the best of finishes.
Vikram Partap shot throughout the face of aim and Chhangte glanced his header large as Mumbai sought a late lifeline however Nassaji noticed out 9 minutes of further time to style victory of their maiden AFC Champions League look.
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