IPL: Esteghlal held, Persepolis emerge victorious

May 5, 2022 - 2:28

TEHRAN - Iran Professional League (IPL) leaders Esteghlal were held against Sepahan on Wednesday.

In the match held in Isfahan’s Naghsh-e Jahan Stadium, Esteghlal defender Mohammad Daneshgar scored with a header just six minutes into the match.

Sepahan Georgian defender Giorgi Gvelesiani leveled the score from the penalty spot in the 14th minute.

In Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, 10-man Persepolis defeated Paykan 2-0.

Hamed Pakdel opened the scoring for the hosts in the 16th minute.

Persepolis midfielder Omid Alishah was sent off in the 32nd minute for violent conduct.

Ali Nemati made it 2-0 in the 49th minute.

Elsewhere, Shahr Khodro and Sanat Naft shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw, Havadar edged Zob Ahan 1-0 in Tehran, Foolad were held by Gol Gohar in Ahvaz and Aluminum played out a goalless draw against Nassaji.

With five weeks remaining, Esteghlal lead the table with 57 points, four points above Persepolis.

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