Tehran Times - Esteghlal football team were held to a goalless draw by Tractor in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in Iran Professional League (IPL) on Saturday.
Esteghlal’s next year’s AFC Champions League hopes were dealt a blow after they accumulated just one point and remained in sixth place with 38 points.
Sepahan in Isfahan dropped points in a home draw against Pars Jonoubi. Mohammadreza Hosseini gave the hosts the lead just 11 minutes into the match and Reza Khaleghi equalized the match in the 85th minute.
Amin Ghaseminejhad was on target for Shahr Khodro in the 9th minute but Armin Sohrabian levelled the score just before the final whistle.
Struggling Paykan earned a crucial win against Gol Gohar, beating the team 2-0 thanks to goals from Mahan Rahmani and Nader Mohammadi.
Reza Jabireh scored for Sanat Naft in the 26th minute and Rahman Jafari scored the equalizer before the break.
Persepolis lead the table with 56 points, 14 points clear of Sepahan and Shahr Khodro.
Tractor sit fourth with 41 points.