The Pune forward, who donned the ’keeper’s pads in the shoot-out, saved two penalty strokes after both teams were tied-1-1 at the end of regulation time. Mumbai’s Sameer Dihora scored the opener in the 11th minute only to see Pune’s Bhaskar Tripathi equalise in the 39th minute.
In the tie-breaker Mumbai’s Hemant Fadikar and Pierre Noronha failed to beat Avhad. Mumbai also changed their goalkeeper for the tie-breaker, sending in Ryan Varela instead of regular custodian Ethan D’Cruz, but the move didn’t work in their favour.
Mumbai Roundup: 9 incidents that took place this week
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