Esteghlal held by Peykan in IPL

August 16, 2020 - 1:14

TEHRAN – Esteghlal football team were held to a 1-1 draw by Paykan on Saturday in the penultimate match of the Iran Professional League (IPL).

In the match held in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, Paykan midfielder Faraz Emamali found the back of the net with a header in the 23rd minute and Ali Karimi leveled the score in the 37th minute.

In Sirjan, Gol Gohar drew 3-3 with 10-man Persepolis.

Persepolis midfielder Kamal Kamyabinia received a straight red card in the 15th minute for a high tackle.

Alireza Ebrahimi and Ahmad Mousavi scored for the hosts in the first half. Ali Alipour halved the deficit in the 49th minute and Ahmad Nourollahi equalized the match in the 71st with a header.

Mehdi Torabi scored Persepolis third goal from the penalty spot in the injury time but Ebrahimi leveled the score in the dying moments of the match.

Tractor defeated Machine Sazi 2-1 in Tabriz derby.

Reza Asadi was on target for Tractor in the 71st minute but Fardin Abedini equalized the match in the 85th minute.

With two minutes remaining, Mohammadreza Azadi scored the winning goal for Tractor.

In Mashhad, Sepahan defeated Shahr Khodro 2-0 thanks to second half's goals from Shahyan Mosleh and Soroush Rafiei.

Foolad were held to a goalless draw by Pars Jonoubi in a must-win match, Saipa drew 0-0 with Naft Masjed Soleyman and Nassaji played out a goalless draw against Zob Ahan.

And Shahin Bushehr were relegated from IPL after suffering a 3-2 loss to Sanat Naft.

IPL Standing  

1- Persepolis 64
2. Esteghlal 50
3. Tractor 50
4. Sepahan 48
5. Foolad 48
6. Shahr Khodro 45
7. Sanat Naft 41
8. Nassaji 37
9. Naft Masjed Soleyman 35
10. Zob Ahan 30
11. Gol Gohar 30
12. Saipa 29
13. Paykan 28
14. Machine Sazi 28
15. Pars Jonoubi 27
16. Shahin Shahrdari 22

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