Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Persepolis football team defeated Pars Jonoubi 3-1 in Iran Professional League on Friday and moved to second place.
In the match held in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in front of about 50,000 spectators, Ali Alipour opened the scoring for Persepolis in the 31st minute and he completed his brace five minutes into the second half.
Omid Alishah made it 3-0 in the 56th minute.
Rouhollah Seifollahi pulled a goal back from the penalty spot in the dying moments of the match.
“First, I would like to congratulate Persepolis for this win. I apologize our fans since we failed to play good. Persepolis are a strong team and they are AFC Champions League runners-up and also are a team to beat in their home matches,” Pars Jonoubi coach Mehdi tartar said after the match.
Earlier on the day, Foolad defeated Tractor Sazi 2-1in Tabriz. It was Foold’s first match under Afshin Ghotbi.
Saipa also lost to Sanat N aft 2-1 in Abadan.
On Saturday, Sepahan will play Esteghlal Khuzestan in Ahvaz.
Padideh remain top of the table with 31 points over Persepolis on goal difference.
Sepahan will move to top of the table with a draw against Esteghlal Khuzestan.