Esteghlal Downs Sepidrood of Rasht: IPL
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Esteghlal football team defeated Sepidrood of Rasht 3-0 in Iran Professional League (IPL) on Thursday.
Farshid Esmaeili opened the scoring for Esteghlal in the 14th minute and Omid Ebrahimi doubled the Blues’ extend in the 64th minute.
Jaber Ansari scored the third goal in the 77th minute.
Also, Saipa defeated Zob Ahan 4-2 and moved up to IPL third place.
Stanley Kiros scored for the visiting team Zob Ahan just 10 minutes into the match but Mehdi Torabi equalized the match from the penalty spot.
Mohammad Daneshgar made it 2-1 for Saipa in the 39th minute and Ali Gholizadeh was on target in 73rd minute.
Reza Jafari scored Saipa’s fourth goal in the 84th minute.
Ghasem Haddadifar scored a consolation goal for Zob Ahan in the injury time.
Zob Ahan remains at the second place with 38 points and Saipa is third due to difference goal.
Persepolis leads the table with 54 points.