To prepare his team for the demanding season ahead, Mumbai City FC coach Des Buckingham should consider playing on loop footage of the two goals they conceded against Nassaji Mazandaran in their AFC Champions League (ACL) opener on Monday.
Playing their continental fixtures at Pune’s Balewadi Stadium since their home ground, the Mumbai Football Arena in Andheri, doesn’t meet AFC standards, the home team was beaten 2-0 by the Iranian Cup winners, who were making their ACL debut.
The scoreline doesn’t tell the entire story though. For one, Nassaji had just two shots on target and both of them ended in the back of Mumbai’s net. Buckingham’s boys, on the other hand, took a total of 13 shots but couldn’t breach the Iranian defence.
FT: MUM 0⃣-2⃣ NSJ
Not our night but a lot of takeaways from the game to get better.
Onto the next challenge now.Read on indianexpress.com