Persianleague.com – TEHRAN, The first day of action concluded today and the only two teams that didn’t play were Esteghlal and Rah Ahan, who will play on Sunday in Azadi.
Persepolis went to Takhti Stadium with a couple key players missing from injuries; the match seemed to be ending with a nil-nil draw, but Ali Ghorbani gave Naft Tehran three points with a late goal in the 3rd minute of added time (93′).
Damash Gilan defeated Gostaresh Foolad 2-0 in Yadegar Emam Stadium in Tabriz. The goals came from Mehdipour (39′ OG) and Hasanzadeh (69′).
Tractor Sazi visited Fajr Sepasi in Shiraz, and this match ended with a goalless draw.
Saipa defeated Mes in Enghelab Stadium in Karaj. The only goal of the match was scored by Shakouri in the 49th minute.
Zob Ahan gained their first victory of the season in Bandar Anzali against Malavan. This match ended 2-1, with goals from Daghagheleh (84′) for Malavan, and Mosalman (54′) and Rajabzadeh (82′) for Zob Ahan.
Sepahan defeated Saba 2-1 in Fooladshahr Stadium. Both of Sepahan’s goals were scored by Gholami (10′, 38′), and Saba’s lone goal was scored by Pakizeh in the 84th minute.
The Ahvaz Derby ended 3-2 in Foolad’s favour. Foolad’s goals came from Hatami (28′), Rahmani (34′) and Rafiei (83′), and Esteghlal Khuzestan’s goals came from Meydavoodi (4′) and Kheiri (91′).
Esteghlal will host Rah Ahan Sorinet on Sunday, August 25, at 7:10 PM local time.
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