Tasnim – TEHRAN, Padideh edged past Machine Sazi 1-0 and moved top of the Iran Professional League (IPL) on Saturday while Esteghlal frustrated by Naft MS on Sunday.
Hossein Mehrban scored the only goal of the match in the 26th minute for the visiting team.
In Ahvaz, Sepahan and Foolad played out a goalless draw.
On Sunday, Esteghlal football team was held to a 1-1 draw by Naft Masjed Soleyman in week three of the IPL.
Mehdi Ghaedi gave visiting Esteghlal the lead after 16 minutes but Hamed Noormohammadi equalized the match with a header in the 70th minute.
Esteghlal has yet to win with Andrea Stramaccioni in the new IPL season.
In Isfahan, Zob Ahan and Tractor played out a goalless draw.
Saipa defeated Nassaji 4-3 and Shahin Bushehr drew 1-1 with Paykan.
Padideh sits top of the table with nine points from three matches. Sepahan is second with seven points.