West Asia Iran

Esteghlal’s big win over Tractor sazi

Cheick Diabaté scored his first hat-trick in Iran league as Esteghlal beat Tractor sazi 4-2 in much-anticipated encounter of match week 9.

After a stuttering start of the season, Andrea Stramaccioni’s side had earned 4 consecutive wins in all competitions and faced Tractor sazi in good form.

Tractor sazi who sit second in the table, took the lead after 20 minutes through Mohammad Reza Azadi but Diabaté’s hat-trick gave Esteghlal a big come back and crucial 3 points.

Esteghlal now sit 7th place of the table with just 4 points behind the table-topper Sepahan and Tractor sazi are still second.