IPL: Persepolis, Sepahan Emerge Victorious

IPL: Persepolis, Sepahan Emerge Victorious

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Persepolis and Sepahan football teams defeated their rivals at Matchweek 16 of Iran Professional League (IPL) on Monday.

Persepolis beat Saipa 1-0 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadim. Jalal Hosseini was on target just six minutes into the match.

Sepahan also edged past Gol Gohar 1-0 in Isfahan thanks to Sajad Shahbazzadeh’s second-half goal.

Esteghlal was held to a 1-1 draw by Mes in Rafsanjan. Masih Zahedi gave the host a lead in the 15th minute and Mes defender Hamed Nourmohammadi scored an own goal in the 52nd minute.

And Foolad remained in top four with a 1-0 win over Zob Ahan in Ahvaz. Ayanda Patosi scored the solitary goal of the match in the 15th minute.

The other results are as follow:

*Naft Masjed Soleyman 1 – 1 Tractor
*Machine Sazi 1 – 1 Shahr Khodro
*Nassaji 1 – 1 Aluminum
*Paykan 2 – 0 Sanat Naft

Persepolis leads the table with 33 points, followed by Sepahan (31 points) and Esteghlal (27 points).

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