ISL 2018-19: FC Pune City results in preseason

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FC Pune City has stayed back in India once again for preseason training...

FC Pune City stayed back in India to prepare for the 2018-19 edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). 

Under Ranko Popovic, the Stallions reached the ISL playoffs for the first time ever but lost out to Bengaluru FC in the semi-final. Former Delhi Dynamos head coach Miguel Portugal has taken charge at the Pune-based club for the fifth season of ISL and he has an improved squad to better last season's finish in the league. 

As part of their preparations, Pune City are currently in Goa to take part in the AWES Cup (The Association for the Wellbeing of Elder Sportspersons).

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FC Pune City in AWES Cup

Match No. Date Opponent Score Result
1 29/08/2018 Salgaocar FC 0-2 Loss
2 06/09/2018 FC Goa Dev. 3-3 Draw
3 09/09/2018 Dempo SC 1-3 Loss
4 16/09/2018 Churchill Brothers 1-2 Win
5 17/09/2018 Gokulam Kerala FC 3-2 Win

After a shock loss to Salgaocar in their first match, Pune City played out a 3-3 draw with FC Goa's developmental team. Matthew Mills, Diego Carlos and Emiliano Alfaro go on the scoresheet for the Stallions. A loss against Dempo knocked Pune City out of the AWES Cup 2018.

The Pune-based outfit will kick off their tournament against the Delhi Dynamos in Delhi on October 3, 2018.

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