IPL: Esteghlal Downs 10-Man Pars Jonoubi
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Esteghlal football team defeated 10-man Pars Jonoubi 4-0 in Iran Professional League (IPL) on Thursday.
In the match, held in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, Server Djeparov gave the Blues a lead from the penalty spot just six minutes into the match.
Pars Jonoubi’s Ruhollah Seifollahi was sent off in the 21st minute after receiving his second yellow card.
Behnam Barzai made it 2-0 in the 31st minute to seal a 2-0 victory for Esteghlal in the first half.
Ali Ghorbani scored twice in the 48th and 65th minutes for Esteghlal.
Furthermore, Saipa edged past Padideh thanks to Mehdi Torabi’s 64th minute goal.
Gostaresh Foolad drew 1-1 with visiting team Naft Tehran in Tabriz.
Masih Zahedi put the host in the lead in the 44th minute and Amin Manouchehri equalized the match in the 68th minute.
Esteghlal is sixth with 32 points, 13 points behind IPL leader Persepolis.
On Friday, Siahjamegan will play Tractor Sazi, Sepahan face Foolad, and Persepolis play Paykan.