Saipa Stuns Esteghlal at Iran Professional League
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Saipa football team defeated Esteghlal 1-0 in the Iran Professional League (IPL) on Thursday night.
Mohammad Abbaszadeh scored from the penalty spot in the 58th minute in Tehran’s Takhti Stadium.
Saipa captain Rouzbeh Shahalidoust was sent off in the injury time after receiving his second yellow card.
Esteghlal suffered its second defeat in four matches in the IPL new season.
Sepahan defeated Zob Ahan 2-0 in Isfahan derby thanks to goals from Sasan Ansari and Jalaleddin Alimohammadi.
Pars Jonoubi Jam edged past Sanat Naft 2-1 and Tractor Sazi earned its first win after three defeats, beating Naft Tehran 2-1.
On Wednesday, IPL leader was held to a 1-1 draw by Siahjamegan.