Uruguayan striker Emiliano Alfaro scored two goals, including one in the last minute of the game, when FC Pune City made a remarkable comeback to beat Mumbai City FC 2-1 in the Indian Super League (ISL) here tomorrow.
Balwant Singh struck for Mumbai City FC in the 15th minute.
Mumbai City FC went into halftime with a 1-0 lead at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium.
The visitors managed to maintain the lead until Alfaro, 29, found the net in the 74th minute. Much to the disappointment of Mumbai, Alfaro hit again (90 + 3) to get an exciting victory and give his team three points.
Jonatan Lucca played the game’s pass over the defense from the midfield line. Diego Carlos reached the end and went hand in hand with the goalkeeper with a teammate for his support. He did the smart thing by establishing Alfaro that he put the ball in an empty net.
The match was sealed in favor of Pune in the moments of agony.
Before, the hosts restored parity when Alfaro converted a penalty from the spot after Raju Gaikwad knocked down Diego Carlos in the box.
The striker remained calm and sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to level it, while the local fans broke into frantic celebrations.
In the first half, FC Pune City seemed to have collapsed under pressure, as Balwant made an individual run from the left before unleashing a powerful shot in the bottom corner of the net. He showed an excellent technique when the veteran cut from the left and found the angle for the shot.