Persepolis move five points clear at top of IPL

July 1, 2021 - 0:56

TEHRAN – Persepolis football team defeated Gol Gohar 3-1 in Matchday 25 of Iran Professional League (IPL) on Wednesday.

In the match held in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, Mehdi Torabi gave the host a lead from the penalty spot in the 12th minute.

Torabi completed his brace in the 27th minute with a curling strike outside the area.

Gol Gohar forward Younes Shakeri halved the deficit in the 39th minute.

With six minutes remaining, Ahmad Nourollahi made it 3-1 with a powerful shot.

Persepolis move five points clear at top of the table.

Also, struggling teams Zob Ahan and Saipa lost their matches.

Zob Ahan suffered an away 1-0 defeat against Tractor in Tabriz and Saipa lost to Shahr Khodro 2-1 in Tehran.

On Thursday, Sepahan will host almost-relegated Machine Sazi, Esteghlal face Aluminum in Arak, Naft Masjed Soleyman meet Sanat Naft, Mes entertain Foolad in Rafsanjan and Nassaji play Paykan in Ghaemshahr.

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