Esteghlal Goes Provisionally Top of Iran Professional League
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Esteghlal of Tehran moved provisionally back atop Iran Professional League with a win over Saba on Thursday.
10-man Esteghlal edged Saba 1-0 in a match held at Tehran’s giant Azadi Stadium.
Sajjad Shahbazzadeh scored the only goal of the match in the 18th minute.
Eight minutes later, Esteghlal midfielder Behnam Barzai was sent off due to bringing down Saba’s player.
With two minutes remaining, Saba’s Farshid Bagheri received his second yellow card and was forced to leave the field.
In Ahvaz, Tractor Sazi defeated rock bottom Esteghlal Ahvaz 2-0 and Naft saw off Saipa 1-0 in Tehran.