Source: Mehr News Agency; photos by Mehdi Zare
Traktorsazi of Tabriz football team went top of the Iran Premier League (IPL) after beating Esteghlal on Friday. Traktorsazi defeated Esteghlal 3-2 in Tehran's Azadi Stadium in front of more than 70,000 spectators.
Esteghlal captain Farhad Majidi netted a goal in the 19th minute but Mohammad Hosseini scored an equalizer in the 41st minute.
Unmarked Ahmad Aleneme scored Traktorsazi's second goal in first half stoppage time with a header.
Mojtaba Jabbari scored for Esteghlal in the 67th minute after a huge mistake made by Traktorsazi defender Mohammad Hosseini.
The Tabriz based team kept control of the ball afterward and scored its third goal in the 84th minute with a header by Brazilian Flavio Emanuel Lopes.
Traktorsazi moved two points clear at the top of the IPL table, followed by Esteghlal
During the game, there were some altercations between the fans of Teraktorsazi against Tehran's Esteqlal which ended after the intervention of the security forces.
Photos: Tabriz celebrates Traktorsazi's victory over Esteghlal - People in Tabriz, Azarbaijan province in northwest Iran, poured into the streets to celebrate the victory of their football team Teraktorsazi against Tehran's Esteqlal. This celebration which followed the recent protests and crashes in the city over the situation of Lake Oroumieh, at times had a political undertone.
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