Esteghlal held by Machine Sazi: IPL

November 5, 2018 - 18:34

TEHRAN – Esteghlal football team were held to a goalless draw by Machine Sazi in Iran Professional League (IPL) on Monday.

Esteghlal, who are under pressure after being knocked out of Iran’s Hazfi Cup, shared the spoils with the Tabriz based football team at the Bonyan Diesel Stadium.

“The draw in an away match is not so bad. Machine Sazi football team wanted to score on counter attacks and we had several chances but lacked the cutting edge,” Winfried Schaefer said in the post-match news conference.  

Esteghlal are sixth with 15 points after 11 matches, 11 points adrift of IPL leaders Padideh.