Iran

Esteghlal win 86th Tehran Derby against Persepolis

Tehran Blue giant Esteghlal beat old enemy Persepolis and delayed their championship in Iran Pro league this season.

Branko Ivankovic men need a win to hoist the domestic league trophy for the second consecutive season but Winfred Schafer side showed a better performance and win 1-0 at the end.

After Mame Thiam’s penetration to Persepolis box and their defenders’ sloppy defense, Voria Ghafori stole the ball and found the back of the net.

With this victory, Esteghlal advanced to the third place of the IPL table and Persepolis have to wait for celebration at least one week more.