Esteghlal Advances to Iran’s Hazfi Cup Round of 16 [VIDEO]

Tasnim - Esteghlal of Tehran booked a place in the Iran’s Hazfi Cup Round of 16 after defeating First Division Gol Gohar Sirjan 2-1 on Friday.

In the match held at the Gol Gohar Sports Complex in Sirjan, Omid Nourafkan put the visiting team into the lead in the 56th minute.

Mohammad Gholami equalized the match in the 75th minute from the penalty spot.

With five minutes remaining, Khosro Heydari scored the winning goal for Esteghlal.

Elsewhere, Ali Daei’s Saipa lost to First Division Oxin Alborz 2-1, Zob Ahan was knocked out of the competition after losing to First Division Fajr Sepasi 4-2 in penalty shootout. Pars Jam Jonoubi also lost to First Division Nassaji Mazandaran 4-2 in penalty shootout.

On Thursday, Tractor Sazi defeated Padideh 2-1 and Esteghlal Khuzestan defeated Gol Abrisham 5-4.

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