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Esteghlal Forward Diabate Doubt for Tehran Derby

Diabate Tehran Derby

Tasnim – Esteghlal football team striker Cheick Diabate will likely miss Tehran derby.

Esteghlal is scheduled to meet Persepolis on Thursday and a loss against its archrival could cost it the title.

In the match against Naft Masjed Soleyman, the Malian striker was forced to leave the field after 15 minutes due to a foot injury.

“The MRI showd that he has suffered a minor quadriceps strain,” Esteghlal's doctor Kaveh Sotoudeh announced.

Persepolis sits top of the Iran Professional League with 40 points after 18 weeks.

Esteghlal is fourth with 32 points.

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