Esteghlal, Persepolis share the spoils in Tehran derby

September 27, 2018

TEHRAN - During a lackluster match here at the packed Azadi Stadium, Esteghlal and Persepolis football teams played out a goalless draw on Thursday.

Persepolis moved provisionally top of the Iran Professional League table thanks to their superior goal difference.

Padideh are second with a match in hands.

Esteghlal sit eighth in the table, eight points behind Persepolis.

Despite Tehran derby is the most important match for Iran football between Iran’s most popular teams, neither team played well and they were unable to capitalize on their chances.

Persepolis will have to play Al Sadd of Qatar in the first leg of the AFC Champions League semis in Doha on Tuesday.

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