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Esteghlal defeats Pegah 3-0 to win Iran's League Cup

TEHRAN, June 16 (Mehr News Agency)--Three star Esteghlal upset Pegah football club in the second leg of the Iran's League Cup here at the Azadi Stadium on Monday.

Mehdi Amirabadi put Esteghlal ahead in the 15th minute in front of about 90,000 spectators. Mojtaba Jabbari set him up to score, passing a ball through Pegah's defenders which Amirabadi flicked past Pegah's keeper Ali Nazar Mohammadi.

The Blues had to score two goals because of their 1-0 loss in the first leg.

Esteghlal scored once again five minutes into the first additional time when Jabbari opened the Pegah's net after Ali Alizadeh threw a long ball into the box .

Nervous Pegah put its host under pressure but failed to score and Esteghlal's striker Arash Borhani diminished their hope when he trebled the score in the 100th minute, sliding the ball into Pegah's net.

Referee Hedayat Mombeini sent off Esteghlal defender Amir Hossein Sadeghi because of a violent tackle on the Pegah player four minutes before the end of the match.

Esteghlal won the Iran's League Cup title for the fifth time.

Also, veteran Ali Mansourian bade farewell to Esteghlal at the end of this match.

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