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Sepahan edge Paykan, Tractor Sazi beat Esteghlal

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Sepahan edge Paykan, Tractor Sazi beat Esteghlal

TEHRAN – Sepahan football team defeated Paykan 1-0 to return to top of the Iran Professional League (IPL), while Esteghlal lost to Tractor Sazi 1-0 in Tabriz on Friday.

Amir Ghalenoei’s side beat Paykan 1-0 thanks to Siavash Yazdani’s goal in the 11th minute at the Shahr-e Qods Stadium.

Sepahan now sit top of the IPL with 38 points, one point ahead of Persepolis.

In Tabriz’s Yadegar-e Emam Stadium, Tractor Sazi defeated Esteghlal 1-0 courtesy of a goal from Ashkan Dejagah in the 53rd minute.

Esteghlal made several chances in the last minutes of the match but their strikers failed to find the back of the net.

I am satisfied with my team’s performance but I think Dejagah should have been sent off in the first half for his foul on our player,” Esteghlal coach Winfried Schaefer said in the post-match news conference.

The referee came to me after the final whistle and apologized for his mistake,” the German coach added.

Furthermore, struggling Sepidrood were held by Machine Sazi 1-1 in Rasht.

Machine Sazi forward Ehsan Taeidi scored in the 78th minute but Meysam Tohidast canceled the goal in the 90th minute.

On Thursday, Persepolis had defeated Esteghlal Khuzestan 2-0 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium and Padideh were held to a 0-0 draw by Sanat Naft Abadan.

 

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