IPL leaders Persepolis held by Zob Ahan

April 17, 2019

TEHRAN – Zob Ahan and Persepolis football teams played out a goalless draw in Iran Professional League (IPL) on Wednesday.

In the match held in Isfahan’s Fooladshahr Stadium, Persepolis failed to defeat Zob Ahan and the draw gives the other teams a chance to reduce the gap at the top of the table.

Persepolis controlled the majority of possession and could have scored in the second half but their strikers wasted their chances.

Persepolis defender Mohammad Naderi missed the best chance of his team, heading the ball over the bar in the 90th minute.

Zob Ahan Nigerian striker Christian Osaguona also had a chance of opening Persepolis’s goal with a header in the second half but Alireza Beiranvand cleared the ball away.

On Thursday, Sepahan can reduce the gap to five points in case of winning over Saipa in Tehran, while Tractor Sazi will meet Paykan on Friday and will reach three points adrift of Persepolis if they beat their opponents in Tabriz.

With Four weeks remaining, Persepolis sit top of the table with 55 points.

Tractor Sazi are second with 49 points and one game in hands.

Esteghlal and Sepahan are third and fourth with 47 points.

Padideh also remain in fifth place with 46 pints.  

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