Chennai City FC drop down to AFC Cup, after defeat against Al Riffa

January 15, 2020

FootballAFC Champions League 2020

  • Chennai City went down fighting 0-1 to Bahraini club Al Riffa SC in a preliminary round qualifier to bow out of the AFC Champions League 2020 in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.
  • Mahdi Abd Al Jabar (41th minute) scored the match’s only goal at the TranStadia Arena Stadium.
  • Significantly weakened by the loss of star striker Pedro Manzi early this month, I-League champions Chennai City FC had their task cut out.With Riffa always on the lookout for goals, Chennai City were pushed onto the back foot at the start.
  • With the loss, Chennai City FC dropped down to the AFC Cup, Asia’s second-tier club competition.

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