Second half of IPL: Tehran derby date announced

January 20, 2019

TEHRAN - The second half of the Iran Professional League (IPL) campaign will kick off on Feb. 14, with Tehran derby between Persepolis and Esteghlal has been scheduled for late March.

Iran’s most popular two teams Persepolis and Esteghlal face each other in Tehran derby fixtures – a game that draws attention from the rest of the region because of the intense rivalry – on March 30 in Tehran’s 80,000-capacity Azadi Stadium.

Two team played out a goalless draw in the first half played on Sept. 27.

Tehran derby is arguably the most important derby in Asia.

Branko Ivankovic’s Persepolis are looking forward to win IPL title for the third successive year and Winfried Schaefer’s Esteghlal try to bring an end to six-year title drought.

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