Emiliano Alfaro scored twice in the second-half to help Pune defeat archrivals Mumbai in the "Maha-derby'm as they won 2-1. Balwant Singh had scored a stunner in the first-half to give Mumbai an early lead before the visitors conceded a silly penalty to let Pune get back into the game.
Emiliano Alfaro scored a winner in the 93rd minute as FC Pune City and Mumbai City FC produced some brilliant end-to-end football at the Balewadi on Wednesday night in a dramatic Maharashtra derby which ended 2-1 in favour of the home side.
Diego Carlos scampered away after Mumbai's high defensive line was caught out of position three minutes into injury time and laid it off perfectly for Alfaro to tap into the back of the net and break the hearts of Mumbai City fans. Pune
The goal came after Gerson Vieira's brilliant curling effort was saved by Kamaljit Singh, the Brazilian was
There were chances at both ends with the goalkeepers coming under tremendous pressure. Vieira’s low shot awkwardly bounced off Kamaljit but his teammate Lalchhuanmawia Fanai cleared the ball with the dangerous Balwant lurking to tap in the rebound. A total of 24 shots were taken in the match, with a mammoth 15 of them being on target. But it was everything that one expects from a derby, including
Pune have now won two games in a row after their heroics in Kolkata against ATK. They are now sitting pretty in 2nd place after three matches, but
The Stallions host Chennaiyin FC next while Mumbai City