Esteghlal coach Winfried Schaefer hits out at referee

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Tasnim – TEHRAN, Esteghlal coach Winfried Schaefer has criticized the referee for ruling out their goal against Padideh.

Esteghlal was held to a goalless draw by Padideh in Iran Professional League (IPL) on Thursday in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.

Referee Shahab Zahedi disallowed Esteghlal goal in the 79th minute but TV replay showed it was a correct goal.

“I don’t like to talk about the referees but it’s time to talk about the wrong decisions which have gone against us,” Schaefer said in the post-match news conference.

“Esteghlal played good during 90 minutes. We scored a goal but the referee disallowed our goal. It was a correct goal,” the German coach added.

“I think the referees don’t like us,” Schaefer concluded.

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