Esteghlal advance to Iran’s Hazfi Cup final

January 30, 2018

Esteghlal football team defeated Sanat Naft 2-1 on Tuesday in Abadan and advanced to the final match.

In the 8th minute, Esteghlal defender Pejman Montazeri took advantage of Sanat Naft keeper Sosha Makani’s blunder and found the back of the empty net.

Dariush Shojaeian Extended Esteghlal’s lead in the 44th minute, slotting the ball between the keeper's legs.

Sanat Naft Brazilian striker Luciano Pereira Mendes reduced the deficit with a header just after the hour mark.

Esteghlal will face the winner of Esteghlal Khuzestan and Khooneh be Khooneh in the final match.

The Hazfi Cup is the Iranian football knockout cup competition, run by the Iranian Football Federation.

The competition was founded in 1975. Esteghlal are the most decorated club with six titles.

The current title holders are Zob Ahan.

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