Esteghlal, Persepolis emerge victorious in Iran Professional League

February 24, 2018

TEHRAN – Iranian giants Esteghlal and Persepolis emerged victorious over their opponents in the Iran Professional League on Saturday.

 Esteghlal sank Foolad 4-1 in Ahvaz’s Ghadir Stadium, thanks to a good display from Mame Baba Thiam.

The Senegalese opened the scoring for the visiting team just three minutes into the match.

Baba Thiam set up Rouzbeh Cheshmi for another goal five minutes later.

Rahim Zahivi pulled a goal back in the 13th minute with a header but Dariush Shojaeian made it 3-1 in the 18th minute.

 Baba Thiam was on target once again, opening Foolad’s goal on a counter attack in the added time.

In Tehran, Persepolis defeated struggling Esteghlal Khuzestan 1-0 at the Azadi Stadium.

Siamak Nemati scored the only goal of the match in the 37th minute.

Furthermore, Zob Ahan defeated Padideh 2-1 and Pars Jonoubi drew 1-1 with Tractorsazi.

Persepolis lead the table with 57 points, followed by Zob Ahan (41 points) and Esteghlal (38 points).

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