Persepolis Wins, Esteghlal Khuzestan Moves IPL Top
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Persepolis Tehran football team defeated Gostaresh Foolad 1-0 in Week 14 of the Iran Professional League (IPL) on Monday.
Honduran striker Jerry Bengtson scored with a header in the 34th minute.
He dedicated his goal to Honduras captain Arnold Peralta, 26, who was shot dead in the car park of a shopping center, on Thursday.
Esteghlal Khuzestan defeated Padideh of Mashhad 3-0 and moved top of the table.
Mehdi Zobeydi opened the scoring for the host in the 31st minute and Hassan Beit Saeed scored twice in the 74th and 81st minutes.
Esteghlal Khuzestan moved top of IPL, two points ahead of Esteghlal of Tehran.
Siahjamegan lost to Zob Ahan 1-0 in its home match.
Masoud Hassanzadeh scored for the visiting team before the interval.