Esteghlal Held by Siahjamegan in Iran Professional League
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Esteghlal football team drew 1-1 with Siahjamegan here in Iran Professional League (IPL) on Saturday.
In Week 23 of the IPL season, Goran Jerkovic gave the visiting team a lead one minute before the halftime.
Esteghlal captain Omid Ebrahimi equalized the match from the penalty spot in the 65th minute.
“We played better in second half but our strikers failed to take advantage of their chances. I also think Siahjamegan’s players wasted the time in this match,” Esteghlal coach Alireza Mansourian said in the post-match news conference.
Esteghlal is third with 41 points, nine points adrift of IPL leader Persepolis.
Tractor Sazi is second with 45 points.
On Sunday, Zob Ahan and Sepahan will play in Isfahan derby and Naft Tehran will host Persepolis.