Esteghlal Beats 10-Man Saba to Move into IPL Second Place
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Esteghlal football team defeated Saba to return to second place in Iran Professional League (IPL).
On Saturday, Esteghlal football team beat Saba 2-1 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.
Omid Ebrahimi gave Esteghlal the lead in the 18th minute from the penalty spot.
10 minutes later, Keyvan Amraei equalized the match after dribbling past several Esteghlal players.
Saba was reduced to 10-man just after the hour mark after Hanif Omranzadeh received his second yellow card.
With three minutes remaining, Omid Ebrahimi scored the winner for Esteghlal.
Furthermore, Paykan lost to Zob Ahan 2-1 in home, and Esteghlal Khuzestan and Saipa played out a goalless draw.
Earlier on the day, Persepolis defeated Machine Sazi 2-0 and won the IPL title for the third time.
Persepolis leads the table with 62 points and Esteghlal is second with 51 points, one point ahead of Tractor Sazi.