Iran Premier League- Week 1
Naft, Esteghlal share points in IPL’s opening day
At the opening day of the new Iran’s Professional League (IPL) season, Naft Tehran met Esteghlal Tehran in behind closed doors of Azadi stadium on Monday, that this game ended in 1-1 draw and two sides shared points.
Esteghlal midfielder Jaber Ansari breaks the deadlock on 31st minute, but Naft striker Amir Arsalan Motahari leveled the score on 68th minute.
Ali Daei’s men had some really good chances to open the scoring. In 41st minute Motahari hit the post before Naft forward Mohamad Ghazi hit the post again in 63nd minute.
Naft could have had a penalty on 72nd minute because of foul on Ghazi by Esteghlal defender, but referee Hosein Zargar didn't blow the whistle.