Twitter reacts as Mumbai City FC create history in the AFC Champions League

Mumbai City FC recorded a historic victory against Iraqi champions Al-Quwa Al-Jawia (Airforce Club) 2-1 in a 2022 AFC Champions League Group B clash in Riyadh.

Both teams held their ground in the first half, with the Airforce club looking like the more attacking of the two sides.

The Islanders calmed the storm for the first 14 minutes of the second half before Hammadi Ahmad gave the Iraqi club the lead just before the hour mark.

Mumbai City recovered with a 70th-minute penalty converted by Diego Mauricio, followed by the Indian centre-back on the night of Rahul Bheke’s incredible goal five minutes later.

With this victory, the Islanders became the first Indian club to win an AFC Champions League match.

All the major social handles of Indian football, as well as fans on Twitter, congratulated Mumbai City FC on this stellar achievement.

This is how they reacted:

The islanders are currently second in the Group B points table and will take on reigning UAE champions Al Jazeera on Thursday 14 April.

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