|Foolad goes top of IPL, Zob Ahan loses||
TEHRAN – Foolad was held to a 1-1 draw by Naft on Sunday but moved a point clear at the top of the Iran Professional League table.
With three weeks left, two teams shred the points in Tehran’s Takhti Stadium. Esteghlal has the chance to move two points clear at the top when the IPL title holder faces Malavan in Bandar Anzali on Wednesday.
Arash Afshin gave a lead to the Ahvaz-based team in the 13th minute but Reza Norouzi equalized the match 12 minutes later from the penalty spot.
Elsewhere, Esteghlal Sanati drew 1-1 with struggling Damash, Saipa was held to a 1-1 draw by Gostaresh and Zob Ahan lost 1-0 to relegation-threatened Sepasi.
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