Pune, 8th February 2017: – The Rajesh Wadhawan Group and Hrithik Roshan co-owned Indian Super League club FC Pune City is on a high in the U-18 I-League by topping the table, the club’s superlative performance in the tournament led the team to top of the table in Maharashtra Zone.
The club registered a draw against Mumbai FC at the Cooperage Ground in Mumbai on February 7, 2017, Tuesday. But FC Pune City’s domination in the match was evident as Nijwm Muchahary scored the first goal in the 21st minute via penalty. The Pune side was able to stop Mumbai FC from scoring in the first half. In the second half, Mumbai FC forward Azfar equalized by netting the ball at 68th minute.
This result means that FC Pune City qualifies for the national round with 22 points in eight games, winning seven with one draw. This unbeaten run included home and away wins over their arch local rivals DSK Shivajians, who have also qualified for the national round by virtue of finishing second in the group but FC Pune City remains undefeated in the Maharashtra zone. FC Pune City also conceded the lowest number of goals (4) amongst the 5 teams that competed in the Maharashtra Zone.
The national round will comprise of 12 teams who would qualify from six zones – Goa, Delhi, Maharashtra, Kolkata, Guwahati/Shillong and Rest of India.
- 7 Feb 2017: FC Pune City drew Mumbai Football Club 1-1
- 30 Jan 2017: FC Pune City bt DSK Shivajians 3-0;
- 23 Jan 2017: FC Pune City bt Mum- PIFA Sports (Colaba) FC 5-0;
- 17 Jan 2017: FC Pune City bt DSK Shivajians 2-1;
- 10 Jan 2017: FC Pune City btKenkre FC 7-0;
- 10 Dec 2016: FC Pune City bt Mum- PIFA Sports (Colaba) FC 8-0;
- 29 Nov 2016: FC Pune City btKenkre FC 3-1;
- 22 Nov 2016: FC Pune City bt Mumbai Football Club 2-1;
About FC Pune City:
FC Pune City is an Indian Super League football team based out of Pune, Maharashtra. The club is co-owned by The Rajesh Wadhawan Group and Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan. The club was founded in 2014 and its home ground is the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi, Pune. The club is committed to making a difference not just at the senior level but also at the grassroots level of football in India.
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