IPL: Persepolis Defeats Plucky Sanat Naft

IPL: Persepolis Defeats Plucky Sanat Naft

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Persepolis stayed at the top of the Iran Professional League (IPL) with a late win over Sanat Naft of Abadan here at the Azadi Stadium on Friday.

Persepolis earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Sanat Naft riding on Mehdi Taremi's 86th minute goal and the victory has put the team back on top of the IPL.

“We could have won with more goals but our strikers failed to score their chances. I am very satisfied with this win because we stayed top of the table,” Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic said.

Elsewhere, Siah Jamegan drew 2-2 with Naft Tehran with its newly-appointed coach Khodadad Azizi in Mashhad.

Zob Ahan also beat defending champion Esteghlal Khuzestan 2-0.

Persepolis went two points clear at the top of the IPL.

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