Persepolis held by Nassaji, Sepahan edge Pars Jonoubi

March 8, 2019

TEHRAN – Persepolis football team were held to a 1-1 draw by Nassaji Mazandaran but stayed on top of the Iran Professional League (IPL) on Friday.

In the match held in Ghaemshahr’s Shahid Vatani Stadium, Mehdi Nazari gave the lead the hosts in the 21st minute but Soroush Rafiei equalized the match after the hour mark.

In Isfahan’s Fooladshahr Stadium, Sepahan edged past Pars Jonoubi thanks to Kiros Stanley’s strike before the break.

Also, Sanat Naft Abadan shared the spoils with Sepidrood Rasht in Abadan in a 1-1 draw.

Esteghlal also edged past Naft Masjed Soleyman 1-0 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.

Ali Karimi scored the only goal of the match in the ninth minute.

Persepolis remain top of the table with 42 points, followed by Sepahan with 41 points and one game in hands.

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