Tractor Beats Esteghlal in Hazfi Cup Final (+Photos)
- September, 04, 2020 - 12:17
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Tractor snatched Iran’s Hazfi Cup title courtesy of a 3-2 win over Esteghlal football team on Thursday.
Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh opened the scoring for Tractor in the 17th minute and Tractor player Ashkan Dejagah found the back of the net in the 34th minute. With four minutes remaining in the first half, Akbar Imani made it 3-0 for Tractor in Mashhad’s Emam Reza Stadium.
The goal came from a cross to a header directed to the far post into the side netting.
Mehdi Ghaedi’s goal in the 51st minute kept Esteghlal’s comeback hopes alive.
Arsalan Motahhari also made it 3-2 in the 79th minute but it was not enough for the Blues who is the most decorated football team in Hazfi Cup with seven titles.
Persepolis and Tractor qualified for the next year’s AFC Champions League as Iran league and Hazfi Cup winners and Esteghlal and Foolad will participate at the ACL qualifying play-offs.