IPL: Esteghlal Emerges Victorious, Persepolis Loses
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Esteghlal football team earned a late win over Naft Tehran in Iran Professional League (IPL) on Thursday.
The Blues defeated Naft Tehran 2-1 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.
Mohsen Bengar scored for Naft Tehran in the 37th minute but Jaber Ansari equalized the match in the 76th minute and Khosro Heydari scored the winning goal in the 88th minute.
Persepolis, who needed just one point to win the IPL title, was defeated 2-1 against Saipa at the Azadi Stadium.
Arman Ramezani opened the scoring for the visiting team in the 22nd minute and Omid Khaledi made it 2-0 for Saipa three minutes later.
Persepolis put Saipa under pressure in the second half and created so many chances.
In the 75th minute, Siamak Nemati was brought down by Saipa defender in penalty area and Ali Alipour converted his penalty.
Gostaresh Foolad and Sanat Naft played out a goalless draw in Abadan.