Esteghlal, Persepolis Held at Iran Professional League
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Tehran's Esteghlal and Persepolis football teams were held at the Iranian Professional League (IPL) on Tuesday.
IPL leader Esteghlal played out a goalless draw against Zob Ahan in Isfahan’s Foolad Shahr stadium.
In Tehran, Persepolis drew 2-2 with Sepahan of Isfahan.
Fozil Musaev gave a lead the visiting team with a header just 10 minutes into the match.
Mehdi Alipour, who came off the bench in the second half, equalized the match in the 50th minute.
Sepahan Brazilian striker Luciano Pereira made it 2-1 in the 65th minute but Persepolis midfielder Kamal Kamyabinia pounced on the loose ball to score in the 74th minute.
Persepolis moved one place up to third, five points adrift of the top.
Sepahan is 10th in the IPL table.
Furthermore, Saipa lost to Padideh 1-0 in Mashhad. Mehdi Kheiri scored the only goal of the match in the 27th minute.