Full IPL Round-up Week 9

TEHRAN- (Iran Sports Press): Week 9 of Iranian Pro League came to an end on Friday, with Foolad and Perspolis the only two teams in the top 5 managing wins.

In Fouladshahr Stadium, Isfahan, the leaders Zobahan rescued a point at home against the bottom club Saipa, with a goal deep inside injury time in the second half. Mehdi Amirabadi gave visitors the lead in the 50th minute but Hamid Aziz-Zadeh scored Zobahan’s equaliser in the 90th minute. The game finished 1-1.

In Hafezieh Stadium in Shiraz, Esteghlal gave away a 2-0 lead, to only get a draw against Fajr. Faraz Fatemi and Alireza Nikbakht-Vahedi scored for Esteghlal in the 14th and 43rd minutes. But Siavash Akbarpour pulled one back for the home team in 50th minute, and Ali Alizadeh equalised in 87th minute for Fajr.

Foolad moved to third, after a win over Shamoushak in Takhti Stadium of Ahvaz. Iman Mobali, converted a penalty four minutes into the second half and Lefteh Hamidi made it 2-0 in the 62nd minute.

Pas are pushed down to 4th after only managing a 1-1 draw in Mashhad against Abu Moslem. Abu Moslem took the lead in the 24th minute when Fereydoun Fazli slotted home but Khodadad Azizi grabbed an equaliser for Pas in the 75th minute.

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Tehran, Perspolis thrashed Bargh 4-0 with both Daei and Entezari grabbing two each. Yahya Golmohammadi sent a superb pass to Entezari, who scored the opener in the 15th minute. Persepolis scored the second seven minutes into the second half through Daei. Perspolis was awarded a penalty kick seven minutes later after a foul on Daei, who converted the spot kick himself, making the score 3-0. Entezari completed the rout with the 4th, heading a loose ball above the advancing Mohammadi in the 72nd minute.

In Shahid Azodi Stadium in Rasht, Pegah managed to beat the champions Sepahan 3-1. Pejman Nouri (37, 73rd), and Mohammad-Ali Ashourizad (83), scored Pegah’s goal. Sepahan’s only goal came in the 65th minute through Asghar Taleb-Nassab.

Finally, In Iran Khodro Stadium, Paykan lost to Esteghlal Ahvaz. Naser Hejazi’s side took the lead through Amir Khalifeh-Asl in the 12th minute, but Peykan levelled the score in the 63rd minute through Mohammad-Ali Ebrahimian. However, Esteghlal Ahvaz scored again with only 15 minutes left on the clock through Mehrzad Rezaei, and managed to hold on to win 2-1.

Zobahan still leads the table with 18 points from 9 games, Esteghlal remain second 2 points behind. Foolad are third, also 2 points behind Zobahan. Pas, Perspolis and Pegah complete the top 6. Saipa are bottom with only 4 points from 9 games, 5 points behind Peykan and Shamoushak.

IPL Results- Week 9

November 06

Fajr 2-2 Esteqlal
Zob Ahan 1-1 Saipa

November 07

Foolad 2-0 Sham’shak
Pegah 3-1 Sepahan
Paykan 1-2 Ahvaz
Ab’Moslem 1-1 Pas
Persepolis 4-0 Bargh

IPL Table- Week 9

Team P W D L GF GA Pnts

1- Zob Ahan 9 5 3 1 15 8 18

2- Esteqlal 9 4 4 1 20 16 16

3- Foulad 9 5 1 3 14 11 16

4- Pas 9 4 3 2 14 10 15

5- Persepolis 9 4 2 3 25 14 14

6- Pegah 9 4 2 3 11 17 14

7- Ahvaz 9 3 3 3 16 15 12

8- Sepahan 9 3 3 3 16 16 12

9- Ab’Moslem 9 3 2 4 12 13 11

10- Barq 9 3 2 4 17 21 11

11- Fajr 9 3 2 4 11 16 11

12- Sham’shak 9 2 3 4 8 11 9

13- Paykan 9 3 – 5 8 13 9

14- SAIPA 9 – 4 5 8 13 4