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Iran Pro League, week 7. Before the break: Paykan win, Naft climb, Padideh react!

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Persian Gulf Pro League

Let’s see the results of the 7th week of Persian Gulf Pro League 1395/96, that took place before Team Melli clashes against Uzbekistan and South Korea in order to qualify to 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The battle between Tractorsazi Tabriz and Persepolis Tehran for the leadership of the tournament continues: both team won their matches, but Tractor have a better goal difference thanks to the best attack of the league (12 goal scored, 4 conceded).
Amir Ghalenoei’s boys defeated 3:0 FC Mashhad with a successful penalty by Iranpourian, followed by Hatami’s and late Kiani’s goals; Siahjamegan attempted dangerously twice to beat Akhbari, who saved at 80′ and one minute later with the help of the crossbar.
A double by Mehdi Taremi allowed Persepolis to conquer 3 points away, after Sepahan have equalized with Ehsan Hajsafi: so Isfahanis lost two positions in the league table.

40-years-old Gholam Reza Enayati proved once again to have determination more than many other youngsters: the all-time Persian Gulf Pro League top scorer headed successfully the ball crossed from the left by Ahmad Hassanzadeh, in order to collect Saba Qom first victory; Saipa efforts were denied by rival goalkeeper Hamed Lak (who saved at 66′ a powerful kick by Siamak Kouroshi) and by the crossbar, where ended Ali Gholizadeh last-minute rocket.

Paykan were leading 0-2 thanks to a double by Nigerian forward Godwin Mensha, but coach Sirous Pourmousavi spurred Esteghlal Khuzestan: the defending champions found the equalizer in the injury time with a nice dribbling and shot by Hassan Beit Saeid, and a ball accidentally deflected by Levon Hayrapetyan; it seemed to end with a tie, but Amir Hossein Sadeghi scored Paykan winner just before the final whistle.

Gostaresh Foolad have not yet succeded in scoring, despite some good occasion inspired by playmaker Daryoush Shojaeian: Foolad Khuzestan veteran goalkeeper Vahid Talebloo saved shots by Naghizadeh and Khalegifar, freezing the goalless result.

The 7th week of the season welcomed the first victory to Esteghlal Tehran, too: Blues thanked their supporters at Azadi stadium beating 2-1 Zob Ahan Isfahan. Alireza Mansourian allowed again Bakhtyar Rahmani in the line-up, after being sidelined during the Tehran derby: before halftime the Iranian Kurdish midfielder won a penalty kick, converted by Omid Ebrahimi. In the opening of the second half Ali Ghorbani headed on goal a cross from the right by Vouria Ghafouri. Isfahanis reaction came soon with Mohammad Nejad Mehdi‘s header, deflected to corner by Mehdi Rahmati; then Morteza Tabrizi scored for Zob Ahan, after another Rahmati’s save on Jerry Bengtson’s attempt.

Incredible tie gained by Padideh Mashhad at home: in the first half Mohammad Shadkam sent the ball past Shahab Gordan after five minutes, then Mohammad Reza Pourmohammad scored with a free kick the second goal for Sanat Naft Abadan, whereas Padideh hit the crossbar after a place kick. At 77′ Mashhadi coach Mohammad Reza Mohajeri replaced defender Fariborz Gerami with 22-years-old striker Mohammad Ali Mardani who scored in less than a minute! Coach Nader Dastneshan’s guys attacked one more time so that Shadkam beat Gordan once again with an accidental assist by Karim Ahmadi. Padideh were losing 1-3 when referee Khorshidi conceded a penalty, missed by Younes Shakeri that sent the ball over the crossbar. In 5 minutes injury time, Mashhadis secured one point thanks to Mohammad Reza Nassehi’s hit and Mardani second goal.

The last game of the week was won by Naft Tehran, so that climbed on third place of the Persian Gulf Pro League defeating 2-1 Mashinsazi Tabriz: guests missed the opportunity to take the advantage as a ball retrieved by superb Andranik Teymourian was launched to Mehrdad Bayrami, whose shot was deflected by Naft goalkeeper Milad Farahani. At 15′ Iman Mob’Ali corner kick assisted the successful header by Amir Arsalan Motahari; Ali Daei’s club was dangerous as Mohammad Ghazi rocket ended out, and then defender Hamed Pakdel prevented another goal after umpteenth corner kick for Naft. In the opening of the second half Ali Daei claimed a penalty beacause of a contact between Motahari and Georgian back Kakhaber Kakashvili. Few minutes later the referee Ahmad Salehi declared offside a goal scored by Edson Henrique, assisted by Teymourian’s free kick: the Brazilian defender made a heavy defensive mistake and Ghazi beat easily Spanish goalkeeper Manu Fernandez. Ali Daei became enraged at 87′ as mr. Salehi conceded a controversial penalty due to a contrast between Saman Nariman Jahan and Milad Fakhreddini: Payam Sadeghian converted to goal without problem just before final whistle.

 

WEEK 7

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Tractorsazi Tabriz 3-0 FC Mashhad [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goal: 3′ pen. Iranpourian (TRA), 58′ Farzad Hatami (TRA), 91′ Mehdi Kiani (TRA)
Bookings: 1′ Meysam Hosseini (MAS), 59′ Mousa Traore (MAS), 84′ Hadi Mohammadi (TRA), 90′ Soroush Rafiei (TRA)
Sent-off: 84′ Mousa Traore (MAS)
Referee: Hossein Zargar

Saba Qom 1-0 Saipa [WATCH goal & highlights]
Goal: 45′ Gholam Reza Enayati (SAB)
Bookings: 24′ Hamid Reza Divsalar (SAB), 38′ Abolghasem Dehnavi (SAB), 93′ Gholam Reza Enayati (SAB)
Referee: Shaehin Haji Babaei

Esteghlal Khuzestan 2-3 Paykan Qods [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 74′ and 79′ Godwin Mensha (PAY), 86′ Hassan Beit Saeid (ESK), 93′ o.g. Levon Hayrapetyan (ESK), 94′ Amir Hossein Sadeghi (PAY)
Bookings: 5′ Ezatollah Pourghaz (ESK), 20′ Shahriar Moghanlou (PAY), 27′ Abolfazl Ebrahimi (PAY), 50′ Aghil Kaabi (ESK), 94′ Amir Hossein Sadeghi (PAY)
Referee: Touraj Haghvardi

Esteghlal Tehran 2-1 Zob Ahan Isfahan [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 43′ pen. Omid Ebrahimi (EST), 50′ Ali Ghorbani (EST), 67′ Morteza Tabrizi (ZOB)
Bookings:
37′ Kaveh Rezaei (EST), 42′ Mohammad Nejadmehdi (ZOB), 78′ S. Mohammad Hosseini (ZOB)
Referee: Hamid Hajmalek

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz 0-0 Foolad Khuzestan [WATCH highlights]
Bookings:
19′ Magno Batista (GOF)
Referee: Payam Heydari

Padideh Mashhad 3-3 Sanat Naft Abadan [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 6′ and 84′ Mohammad Shadkam (SAN), 33′ Mohammad Reza Pourmohammad (SAN), 77′ and 93′ Mohammad Ali Mardani (PAD), 90′ Mohammad Reza Nassehi (PAD)
Bookings: 93′ Mohammad Ali Mardani (PAD)
Referee: Ashkan Khorshidi

Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Isfahan 1-3 Persepolis Tehran [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 14′ Omid Alishah (PER), 22′ Ehsan Hajsafi (SEP), 61′ and 74′ Mehdi Taremi (PER)
Bookings: 38′ Pedro Henrique Oliveira (SEP), 57′ Mousa Coulibaly (SEP), 76′ Rasoul Navidkia (SEP), 87′ Moharram Navidkia (SEP)
Referee: Bijan Heydari

Naft Tehran 2-1 Mashinsazi Tabriz [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 15′ Amir Arsalan Motahari (NAF), 65′ Mohammad Ghazi (NAF), 88′ pen. Payam Sadeghian (MTA)
Bookings: 20′ Akbar Sadeghi (NAF), 40′ Andranik Teymourian (MTA), 45+1′ Alireza Ezzati Karamat (NAF), 87′ Milad Farahani (NAF)
Referee: Ahmad Salehi

STANDINGS

Club Points W D L GF GA
Tractorsazi Tabriz 15 4 3 0 12 4
Persepolis Tehran 15 4 3 0 7 2
Naft Tehran 12 3 3 1 10 6
Sanat Naft Abadan 10 2 4 1 8 7
Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Isfahan 10 3 1 3 7 7
FC Mashhad 9 2 3 2 7 10
Saba Qom 8 1 5 1 6 6
Paykan Qods 8 1 5 1 7 8
Saipa Karaj 7 1 4 2 7 7
Esteghlal Tehran 7 1 4 2 7 8
Esteghlal Khuzestan 7 1 4 2 10 12
Foolad Khuzestan 7 1 4 2 6 8
Padideh Mashhad 7 1 4 2 6 9
Zob Ahan Isfahan 6 1 3 3 8 9
Mashinsazi Tabriz 6 1 3 3 5 8
Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz 5 0 5 2 2 4

Top scorers

Hassan Beit Saeid (ESK)
Mohammad Ghazi (NAF)
Mohammad Iranpourian (TRA)
Mohammad Shadkam (SAN)
Mehdi Torabi (SAI)
4
4
4
 (3 pen.)
4
4
Iman Mob’Ali (NAF)
Abdollah Nasseri (FKH)
Mehdi Taremi (PER)
Rahim Zahivi (ESK)
3
3
3
3
(2 pen.)
Morteza Aghakhan (PAY)
Vahid Amiri (PER)
Farid Behzadi Karimi (SEP)
Gholam Reza Enayati (SAB)
Karim Eslami (SAB)
Ali Ghorbani (EST)
Ahmad Hassanzadeh (SAB)
Farzad Hatami (TRA)
Eder “Edinho” Luciano (TRA)
Luciano “Chimba” Pereira (GOF)
Payam Malekian (MAS)
Mohammad Ali Mardani (PAD)
Godwin Mensha (PAY)
Amir Arsalan Motahari (NAF)
Saman Nariman Jahan (MTA)
Mehdi Rajabzadeh (ZOB)
Kaveh Rezaei (EST)
Amir Hossein Sadeghi (PAY)
Morteza Tabrizi (ZOB)
2 (1 pen.)
2
2
(1 pen.)
2 (1 pen.)
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
43 players 1
own goals 1

Top cards

Hamed Pakdel (MTA) 2 red card
2 yellow cards
Hamid Reza Divsalar (MTA)
Alireza Naghizadeh (GOF)
Moussa Traore (MAS)
1 red card
3 yellow cards
Mohsen Yousefi (PAD) 1 red card
Kakhaber Kakashvili (MTA)
Kamal Kamyabinia (PER)
Hadi Mohammadi (TRA)
Andranik Teymourian (MTA)
3 yellow cards
20 players 2 yellow cards
107 players 1 yellow card

FIXTURES WEEK 8

Friday 14 October 2016
Paykan Qods – Sanat Naft Abadan
Foolad Khuzestan – Saba Qom

Saturday 15 October 2016
FC Mashhad – Esteghlal Tehran
Zob Ahan Isfahan – Sepahan Isfahan
Saipa Karaj – Tractorsazi Tabriz
Mashinsazi Tabriz – Esteghlal Khuzestan
Persepolis Tehran – Naft Tehran

Sunday 16 October 2016
Gostaresh Foolad – Padideh Mashhad

Annunci

Iran Pro League, week 6. Tractor and Sepahan go up, Shahravard without winner

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Persian Gulf Pro League

The most awaited match of the week of course was Shahravard, the Tehran derby, refereed by Alireza Faghani: without injured Vahid Amiri, Persepolis shared one point with arch-rivals Esteghlal [read the full report].
Tractorsazi took advantage of the tie, reaching the Reds at top of the table, thanks to their successful trip at Zob Ahan home: Sina Ashouri scored the winner few minutes after Lebanese midfielder Ali Hamam had equalized.
A late goal by Mohammadreza Khanzadeh prevented a home defeat for FC Mashhad Siahjamegan, denying what could be Saba Qom first win of the season.
Mehdi Torabi is the new leader of Saipa, skilled in scoring vital goals in the final minutes (as in the previous game): the 22-years-old midfielder responded to Chimba leading goal for Gostaresh Foolad: the Brazilian striker is the only player to score among his squad.
Sepahan beat away Mashinsazi, climbing standings and becoming 3rd: Isfahanis risked a late equalizer, after Ehsan Hajsafi missed a penalty at 86′, and two minutes later Saman Nariman Jahan hit the right goalpost.
With a goalless draw against Paykan at Shohada Stadium, Naft Tehran lose one position in the ranking.
Esteghlal Khuzestan showed once more a very offensive attitude, taking the advantage against Sanat Naft, but again they could not end a match with a clean sheet, proving to be the most weak defence of the tournament.
In the last game of the week a penalty scored by Sasan Ansari helped Foolad Khuzestan to defeat Padideh and to leave the bottom.
Persian Gulf Pro League 1395/96 identifies her champions best candidate in Tractorsazi and Persepolis, since both clubs are still unbeaten after 6 weeks. On the other side, Esteghlal Tehran proved to be ready to face high level opponents: Mansourian’s squad has improved despite a bad start, and maybe new arrival Leandro Padovani will make better the Blues defence.

 

WEEK 6

Thursday 15 September 2016

Mashinsazi Tabriz 0-1 Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Isfahan [WATCH goal & highlights]
Goal: 22′ Reza Mirzaei (SEP)
Bookings: 24′ Amin Ghasseminejad (MTA), 45′ Jalaleldin Alimohammadi (SEP), 45′ Andranik Teymourian (MTA), 73′ Armin Sohrabian (SEP), Mir Mehdi Ghoreishi (MTA)
Referee: Mehdi Seyedali

FC Mashhad 2-2 Saba Qom [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 44′ Payam Malekian (MAS), 57′ Ahmad Hassanzadeh (SAB), 86′ Karim Eslami (SAB), 93′ Mohammadreza Khanzadeh (MAS)
Bookings: 33′ Hamed Lak (SAB), 47′ Mousa Traore (MAS), 55′ Milad Abtahi (SAB), 60′ Reza Sharbati (MAS), 93′ Mohammadreza Khanzadeh (MAS)
Referee: Yaser Hamrang

Paykan Qods 0-0 Naft Tehran
Bookings: 33′ Mahan Rahmani (PAY), 52′ Godwin Mensha (PAY), 60′ Mohammad Daneshgar (NAF), 62′ Mohammad Ghazi (NAF)
Referee: Mohsen Torki

Saipa 1-1 Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 56′ Luciano “Chimba” Pereira (GOF), 86′ Mehdi Torabi (SAI)
Referee: Mohammad Reza Akbarian

Zob Ahan Isfahan 1-2 Tractorsazi Tabriz [WATCH highlights]
Goals: 40′ pen. Mohammad Iranpourian (TRA), 69′ Ali Hamam (ZOB), 73′ Sina Ashouri (TRA)
Bookings:
33′ Mohammad Iranpourian (TRA), 38′ Morteza Tabrizi (ZOB), 72′ Ali Hamam (ZOB), 86′ Saeid Aghaei (TRA)
Referee: Payam Heydari

Sanat Naft Abadan 1-1 Esteghlal Khuzestan [WATCH goal & highlights]
Goals: 53′ Ezatollah Pourghaz (ESK), 82′ Mohammad Shadkam (SAN)
Bookings: 63′ Ezatollah Pourghaz (ESK), 86′ Ali Asghar Ashouri (ESK)
Referee: Reza Kermanshahi

Friday 16 September 2016

Persepolis Tehran 0-0 Esteghlal Tehran [WATCH goals & highlights]
Bookings: 12′ Omid Ebrahimi (EST), 21′ Ali Alipour (PER), 68′ Farshid Bagheri (EST), 77′ Kamal Kamyabinia (PER), 88′ Khosro Heydari (EST)
Referee: Alireza Faghani

Foolad Khuzestan 1-0 Padideh Mashhad [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goal: 28′ pen. Sasan Ansari (FKH)
Bookings: 43′ Mohammad Hossein Moradmand (PAD), 82′ Bahram Rashid Farrokhi (FKH), 83′ Abolhassan Jafari (PAD)
Referee: Mohammad Reza Faghani

STANDINGS

Club Points W D L GF GA
Tractorsazi Tabriz 12 3 3 0 9 4
Persepolis Tehran 12 3 3 0 4 1
Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Isfahan 10 3 1 2 6 4
Naft Tehran 9 2 3 1 8 5
Sanat Naft Abadan 9 2 3 1 5 4
FC Mashhad 9 2 3 1 7 7
Saipa Karaj 7 1 4 1 7 6
Esteghlal Khuzestan 7 1 4 1 8 9
Zob Ahan Isfahan 6 1 3 2 7 7
Foolad Khuzestan 6 1 3 2 6 8
Mashinsazi Tabriz 6 1 3 2 4 6
Padideh Mashhad 6 1 3 2 3 6
Saba Qom 5 0 5 1 5 6
Paykan Qods 5 0 5 1 4 6
Esteghlal Tehran 4 0 4 2 5 7
Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz 4 0 4 2 2 4

Top scorers

Mehdi Torabi (SAI) 4
Hassan Beit Saeid (ESK)
Mohammad Ghazi (NAF)
Mohammad Iranpourian (TRA)
Iman Mob’Ali (NAF)
Abdollah Nasseri (FKH)
Rahim Zahivi (ESK)
3
3
3
(2 pen.)
3
3
3
(2 pen.)
Morteza Aghakhan (PAY)
Vahid Amiri (PER)
Farid Behzadi Karimi (SEP)
Karim Eslami (SAB)
Ahmad Hassanzadeh (SAB)
Eder “Edinho” Luciano (TRA)
Luciano “Chimba” Pereira (GOF)
Payam Malekian (MAS)
Saman Nariman Jahan (MTA)
Mehdi Rajabzadeh (ZOB)
Kaveh Rezaei (EST)
Mohammad Shadkam (SAN)
2
2
2
(1 pen.)
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
43 players 1

Top cards

Hamed Pakdel (MTA) 2 red card
2 yellow cards
Hamid Reza Divsalar (MTA) 1 red card
3 yellow cards
Alireza Naghizadeh (GOF) 1 red card
3 yellow cards
Mohsen Yousefi (PAD) 1 red card
Kakhaber Kakashvili (MTA) 3 yellow cards
Kamal Kamyabinia (PER) 3 yellow cards
Farshad Ahmadzadeh (PER) 2 yellow cards
Hossein Baghlani (SAN) 2 yellow cards
Mohammad Amin Darvishi (GOF) 2 yellow cards
Meysam Doraghi (ESK) 2 yellow cards
Karim Eslami (SAB) 2 yellow cards
Amin Ghasseminejad (MTA) 2 yellow cards
Abdollah Karami (FKH) 2 yellow cards
Luciano “Chimba” Pereira (GOF) 2 yellow cards
Hadi Mohammadi (TRA) 2 yellow cards
Mohammad Hossein Moradmand (PAD) 2 yellow cards
 Siamak Nemati (PAY) 2 yellow cards
Alessandro Felipe Oltramari (SAI) 2 yellow cards
 Milad Pakparvar (FKH) 2 yellow cards
 Mahan Rahmani (PAY) 2 yellow cards
 Reza Sharbati (MAS) 2 yellow cards
 Andranik Teymourian (MTA) 2 yellow cards

FIXTURES WEEK 7

Tuesday 20 September 2016
Saba Qom – Saipa
Esteghlal Khuzestan – Paykan Qods
Tractorsazi Tabriz – FC Mashhad
Esteghlal Tehran – Zob Ahan Isfahan

Wednesday 21 September 2016
Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz – Foolad Khuzestan
Padideh Mashhad – Sanat Naft Abadan
Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Isfahan – Persepolis Tehran
Naft Tehran – Mashinsazi Tabriz

Iran Pro League, week 5. Rising tension in Tabriz; Torabi again decisive for Saipa

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Persian Gulf Pro League

Persian Gulf Pro League 1395/96 comes back, after a 28-days break: in the meanwhile Team Melli played two 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches, beating 2-0 Qatar and drawing without goals in China. Week 5  was full of ties, except for the games scheduled on Friday both ended with victories.

FC Mashhad surprised home supporters at Bonyan Diesel stadium and obtained 3 points. In the first half Luciano “Chimba” Pereira tried twice to beat Nasseri, but goalkeeper was very responsive to Brazilian shot and header. Gostaresh Foolad were again dangerous with Khalatbari and Magno Batista, but their efforts were not rewarded: Ayoub Kalantari sent a long pass to Seifollahi, who scored a lob goal in the injury time.

The match between Oil clubs (in Farsi “naft” means oil) was won by Ali Daei’s guys, although guest team goalkeeper Hassan Houri made many spectacular saves on Naft Tehran attacks: the Abadani captain could not prevent home advantage when a perfect free kick by Iman Mob’Ali assisted Croatian defender Igor Prahic’s header. Sanat Naft Abadan equalized with Hakim Nassari, who exploited a defensive mistake; but Mohammad Ghazi scored a very nice goal, rotating 270° ahead of three opponents and shooting low.

Dangerous atmosphere in Tabriz, on the pitch and on the bleachers: after the final whistle, Tractorsazi hooligans launched rocks and bottles on Persepolis players and staff: on 24 August Tabrizi hooligans did the same during a friendly game with Paykan, then suspended. A delegate from Iranian Football Federation pressed charges against head of Tractor supporters, and home team coach Amir Ghalenoei argued with a soldier.
About the match. Persepolis avoided the defeat, especially thanks to goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand, who saved Iranpourian header (7′) and twice Soroush Rafiei‘s attempts (33′ header, 69’ close shot). On the other side Mehdi Taremi missed the opportunity to score a heavy goal when at 5′ he ran past Mohammadi and Akhbari, but a tackle by Shafiei blocked his attempt. With this goalless draw, Persepolis and Tractorsazi remain – respectively – on top and 2nd.

Sepahan were not able to win against Paykan, risking a home defeat, even though hitting twice the crossbar: with Malian defender Moussa Coulibaly after 15 minutes of game, and Alimohammadi at 55′. Paykan coach Majid Jalali should be proud about his captain, Mohammad Sadegh Barani, who stole the ball and assisted Siamak Nemati’s left-footed goal, and then was himself close to score. In the second half Abdollah Veisi chose Hossein Papi to replace Fazeli, and the winger thanked his coach scoring six minutes later with a powerful shot.

One point shared by Padideh and Esteghlal Khuzestan as both clubs did not score. Best attempts came by Mashhadi team: after a corner kick, at 34′ captain Reza Nasehi quickly sent the ball on the right goalpost; at 56′ Moein Abbasian‘s left-footed free kick hit the crossbar.

Morteza Tabrizi is in good shape, after taking part in Team Melli training camp in Italy: the 25-years-old attacking midfielder scored Zob Ahan leading just before halftime. Short after squads came back to the pitch, Divsalar received his second yellow card, leaving 10-men Saba Qom; but Samad Marfavi added a forward, subbing in Karim Eslami instead of Abtahi. Zob Ahan goalkeeper Mazaheri had to face a new offensive tactic, and saved a close header by Hassanzadeh at 73′: two minutes later he could not prevent his equalizer, dribbling Nejad Mehdi and Mohammadzadeh.

Four goals, two scored by each side, one point shared by Foolad Khuzestan and Saipa Karaj. Very good performance by Alessandro Felipe Oltramari, who maintained a clean sheet until he got injured, with Saipa leading thanks to Hosseinzadeh’s goal. The Brazilian goalie was replaced by Fallahzadeh, that made vital saves despite a double by Abdollah Nasseri: the second goal at 92′ seemed to end the match, but referee Salehi had ordered 9-minutes injury time! Five minutes later youngster Mehdi Torabi (born 1994) took the ball on the right, dribbling two Foolad defenders, and his shot secured the draw at Ghadir stadium.

On Sunday the last match of the week 5 was played at Azadi Stadium. Esteghlal Tehran took the advantage after seven minutes: Khosro Heydari from the right crossed for Kaveh Rezaei, whose first header was deflected by Manu Fernandez on the post, and the forward headed the ball into the net. The Spanish goalkeeper saved two lob shots, both attempted by Farshid Esmaeili. Mashinsazi frightened the Blues at 35′, because of Payam Sadeghian‘s shot from outside the penalty area, that was rejected by the right goalpost. Even if Esteghlal were continuously attacking with Ghafouri and Heydari, they did not succeed, and Kakhaber Kakashvili assisted Saman Nariman Jahan’s header, that beat Rahmati. A late attempt by Jaber Ansari was saved again by Manu, securing the 1-1 result. Esteghlal have not yet won any game in this season, and the next week will be the last chance for Alireza Mansourian: chairman Reza Eftekhari claimed “After Tehran derby [against Persepolis] we will take a decision about the coach“.

WEEK 5

Friday 9 September 2016

Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz 0-1 FC Mashhad [WATCH goal & highlights]
Goals: 93′ Rouhollah Seifollahi (MAS)
Bookings: 36′ Reza Sharbati (MAS)
Referee: Hamid Hajmalek

Naft Tehran 2-1 Sanat Naft Abadan [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 11′ Igor Prahic (NAF), 18′ Hakim Nassari (SAN), 64′ Mohammad Ghazi (NAF)
Bookings: 33′ Mohammad Shadkam (SAN)
Referee: Reza Mahdavi

Saturday 10 September 2016

Tractorsazi Tabriz 0-0 Persepolis Tehran [WATCH highlights]
Bookings: 26′ Mohammad Nouri (TRA), 34′ Hadi Mohammadi (TRA), 81′ Sina Ashouri (TRA), 84′ Kamal Kamyabinia (PER)
Referee: Ashkan Khorshidi

Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Isfahan 1-1 Paykan Qods [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 18′ Siamak Nemati (PAY), 68′ Hossein Papi (SEP)
Bookings: 19′ Siamak Nemati (PAY), 53′ Mahan Rahmani (PAY), 74′ Rasoul Navidkia (SEP), 82′ Milad Sarlak (SEP)
Referee: Hossein Zargar

Padideh Mashhad 0-0 Esteghlal Khuzestan [WATCH highlights]
Referee: Alireza Faghani

Saba Qom 1-1 Zob Ahan Isfahan [WATCH goal & highlights]
Goals: 45+1′ Morteza Tabrizi (ZOB), 77′ Ahmad Hassanzadeh (SAB)
Bookings: 38′ Hamid Reza Divsalar (SAB), 68′ Vahid Mohammadzadeh (ZOB), 74′ Daniel Esmaeilifar (ZOB), 95′ S. Mohammad Hosseini (ZOB)
Sent-off: 58′ Hamid Reza Divsalar (SAB)
Referee: Mavood Bonyadifar

Foolad Khuzestan 2-2 Saipa Karaj [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 23′ Masoud Hosseinzadeh (SAI), 74′ and 95′ Abdollah Nasseri (FKH), 97′ Mehdi Torabi (SAI)
Bookings: 20′ Hamid Bou Hamdan (FKH), 40′ Esmaeil Sharifat (FKH), 67′ Milad Pakparvar (FKH)
Referee: Ahmad Salehi

Sunday 11 September 2016

Esteghlal Tehran 1-1 Mashinsazi Tabriz [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 7′ Kaveh Rezaei (EST), 52′ Saman Nariman Jahan (MTA)
Bookings: 72′ Robson Januario (EST), 81′ Ahmad Kamdar (MTA), 89′ Kakhaber Kakashvili (MTA)
Referee: Touraj Haghvardi

STANDINGS

Club Points W D L GF GA
Persepolis Tehran 11 3 2 0 4 1
Tractorsazi Tabriz 9 2 3 0 7 3
Naft Tehran 8 2 2 1 8 5
Sanat Naft Abadan 8 2 2 1 4 3
FC Mashhad 8 2 2 1 5 5
Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Isfahan 7 2 1 2 5 4
Zob Ahan Isfahan 6 1 3 1 6 5
Saipa Karaj 6 1 3 1 6 5
Esteghlal Khuzestan 6 1 3 1 7 8
Mashinsazi Tabriz 6 1 3 1 4 5
Padideh Mashhad 6 1 3 1 3 5
Saba Qom 4 0 4 1 3 4
Paykan Qods 4 0 4 1 4 6
Esteghlal Tehran 3 0 3 2 5 7
Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz 3 0 3 2 1 3
Foolad Khuzestan 3 0 3 2 5 8

Top scorers

Hassan Beit Saeid (ESK)
Mohammad Ghazi (NAF)
Iman Mob’Ali (NAF)
Abdollah Nasseri (FKH)
Mehdi Torabi (SAI)
Rahim Zahivi (ESK)
3
3
3
3
3
3
(2 pen.)
Morteza Aghakhan (PAY)
Vahid Amiri (PER)
Farid Behzadi Karimi (SEP)
Mohammad Iranpourian (TRA)
Eder “Edinho” Luciano (TRA)
Saman Nariman Jahan (MTA)
Mehdi Rajabzadeh (ZOB)
Kaveh Rezaei (EST)
2
2
2
(1 pen.)
2
2
2
2
2
42 players 1

Top cards

Hamed Pakdel (MTA) 2 red card
2 yellow cards
Hamid Reza Divsalar (MTA) 1 red card
3 yellow cards
Alireza Naghizadeh (GOF) 1 red card
3 yellow cards
Mohsen Yousefi (PAD) 1 red card
Kakhaber Kakashvili (MTA) 3 yellow cards
Farshad Ahmadzadeh (PER) 2 yellow cards
Hossein Baghlani (SAN) 2 yellow cards
Mohammad Amin Darvishi (GOF) 2 yellow cards
Meysam Doraghi (ESK) 2 yellow cards
Karim Eslami (SAB) 2 yellow cards
Kamal Kamyabinia (PER) 2 yellow cards
Abdollah Karami (FKH) 2 yellow cards
Luciano “Chimba” Pereira (GOF) 2 yellow cards
Hadi Mohammadi (TRA) 2 yellow cards
Siamak Nemati (PAY) 2 yellow cards
Alessandro Felipe Oltramari (SAI) 2 yellow cards
Milad Pakparvar (FKH) 2 yellow cards

FIXTURES WEEK 6

Thursday 15 September 2016
FC Mashhad – Saba Qom
Saipa – Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz
Zob Ahan Isfahan – Tractorsazi Tabriz
Paykan Qods – Naft Tehran
Sanat Naft Abadan – Esteghlal Khuzestan
Mashinsazi Tabriz – Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Isfahan

Friday 16 September 2016
Persepolis Tehran – Esteghlal Tehran
Foolad Khuzestan – Padideh Mashhad

Iran Pro League, week 4. Tractor win Tabriz derby, FC Mashhad waste 3 points

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Very interesting the 4rd week of Persian Gulf Pro League 1395/96, scheduled before a 28-day break in order to train Team Melli for the upcoming qualifiers against Qatar and China. All the matches were played on 11 August, except for FC Mashhad v Foolad Khuzestan scheduled the day after. Carlos Queiroz – head coach of National football team of Iran – issued the list of call-ups before the last game.

The Tabrizi derby was won by Tractorsazi thanks to a double of defender Mohammad Iranpourian, and the red card received at 43′ by rival defender Hamed Pakdel, who had just came back after a suspension; this is the first defeat for neo-promoted Mashinsazi captained by Andranik Teymourian: now Amir Ghalenoei’s guys have the best goal difference (+4). Behnam Berzaei scored a vital goal preventing Esteghlal Tehran losing against Paykan: it is not certain that Ali Reza Mansourian will seat on the Blues bench in case he will not win the next game, maybe he can benefit from the tournement break. Finally Gostaresh Foolad scored their first goal of the season with Luciano “Chimba” Pereira against Zob Ahan: in the second half, Yahya Golmohammadi – back after club suspension – subbed in Morteza Tabrizi, whose header assisted Honduran striker Jerry Bengtson to equilize. Another 1-1 draw was between Saipa and Padideh, so that both clubs are in the middle of the league standings. Again victorious Sanat Naft beating with a goal by Mohammad Shadkam Sepahan, despite the return of Ehsan Hajsafi in the Isfahani side. After three weeks without scoring, Mehdi Taremi sent the ball in the net helping Persepolis to beat Saba and remain on the top with 10 points. Great game in Ahvaz as defending champions Esteghlal Khuzestan tied 2-2 with Ali Daei’s Naft Tehran: guest team took the advantage with Iman Mob’Ali, but Sirous Pourmousavi’s boys performed a come back with Ashour and Beit Saeid, before Ghazi scored with ten minutes remaining. In the last game FC Mashhad – still commonly known as Siahjamegan – were winning with a goal by 20-year-old defender Payam Malekian, but at 87′ a ball handled by Hamid Reza Ali-Asgari inspired a penalty that Ayoub Vali scored twice, because the referee ordered him to repeat, and the match ended 1-1.

Persian Gulf Pro League will restart on 9 September after Team Melli training camp in Italy and FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Qatar and China.

WEEK 4

Thursday 11 August 2016

Mashinsazi Tabriz 0-2 Tractorsazi Tabriz [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 30′ pen. and 92′ Mohammad Iranpourian (TRA)
Bookings: 12′ Eder “Edinho” Luciano (TRA), 26′ Andranik Teymourian (MTA), 56′ Khaled Shafiei (TRA), 61′ Bahram Ahmadi (MTA), 63′ Kakhaber Kakashvili (MTA)
Sent-off: 43′ Hamed Pakdel (MTA)
Referee: Bijan Heydari

Paykan Qods 1-1 Esteghlal Tehran [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 39′ Morteza Aghakhan (PAY), 82′ Behnam Berzaei (EST)
Bookings: 7′ Amir Hossein Sadeghi (PAY), 33′ Siamak Nemati (PAY), 35′ Bakhtyar Rahmani (EST), 40′ Morteza Aghakhan (PAY), 41′ Yaghoub Karimi (EST), 82′ Hrayr Mkoyan (EST)
Referee: Reza Kermanshahi

Zob Ahan Isfahan 1-1 Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 13′ Luciano “Chimba” Pereira (GOF), 59′ Jerry Bengtson (ZOB)
Bookings: 25′ Alireza Naghizadeh (GOF), 30′ Mohammad Sattari (ZOB), 41′ Mohammad Amin Darvishi (GOF)
Sent-off: 88′ Alireza Naghizadeh (GOF)
Referee: Ashkan Khorshidi

Saipa Karaj 1-1 Padideh Mashhad [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 24′ Ali Gholizadeh (SAI), 75′ Younes Shakeri (PAD)
Bookings: 31′ Omid Khaledi (SAI), 41′ Hossein Moradmand (PAD), 63′ Mohammad Reza Nasehi (PAD), 65′ Karim Ahmadi (PAD)
Sent-off: 91′ Mohsen Yousefi (PAD)
Referee: Payam Heydari

Sanat Naft Abadan 1-0 Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Isfahan [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 54′ Mohammad Shadkam (SAN)
Bookings: 57′ Zobeyr Niknafs (SAN), 90′ Amir Zaleykani (SAN)
Referee: Mavood Bonyadifar

Persepolis Tehran 1-0 Saba Qom [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 40′ Mehdi Taremi (PER)
Bookings: 36′ Pouya Seif Panahi (SAB), 60′ Mohammad Ansari (PER)
Referee: Mohsen Torki

Esteghlal Khuzestan 2-2 Naft Tehran [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 21′ Iman Mob’Ali (NAF), 36′ Ali Asghar Ashouri (ESK), 75′ Hassan Beit Saeid (ESK), 80′ Mohammad Ghazi (NAF)
Referee: Hassan Akrami

Friday 12 August 2016

FC Mashhad 1-1 Foolad Khuzestan [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 13′ Payam Malekian (MAS), 90′ pen. Ayoub Vali (FKH)
Bookings: 54′ Abdollah Karami (FKH), 74′ Payam Malekian (MAS)
Referee: Mohammad Maleki

STANDINGS

Club Points W D L GF GA
Persepolis Tehran 10 3 1 0 4 1
Tractorsazi Tabriz 8 2 2 0 7 3
Sanat Naft Abadan 8 2 2 0 3 1
Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Isfahan 6 2 0 2 4 3
Naft Tehran 5 1 2 1 6 4
Zob Ahan Isfahan 5 1 2 1 5 4
Saipa Karaj 5 1 2 1 4 3
Esteghlal Khuzestan 5 1 2 1 7 8
FC Mashhad 5 1 2 1 4 5
Mashinsazi Tabriz 5 1 2 1 3 4
Padideh Mashhad 5 1 2 1 3 5
Saba Qom 3 0 3 1 2 3
Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz 3 0 3 1 1 2
Paykan Qods 3 0 3 1 3 5
Esteghlal Tehran 2 0 2 2 4 6
Foolad Khuzestan 2 0 2 2 3 6

Top scorers

Hassan Beit Saeid (ESK)
Iman Mob’Ali (NAF)
Rahim Zahivi (ESK)
3
3
3
(2 pen.)
Morteza Aghakhan (PAY)
Vahid Amiri (PER)
Farid Behzadi Karimi (SEP)
Mohammad Ghazi (NAF)
Mohammad Iranpourian (TRA)
Eder “Edinho” Luciano (TRA)
Mehdi Rajabzadeh (ZOB)
Mehdi Torabi (SAI)
2
2
2
(1 pen.)
2
2
2
2
2
37 players 1

Top cards

Hamed Pakdel (MTA) 2 red card
2 yellow cards
Alireza Naghizadeh (GOF) 1 red card
3 yellow cards
Mohsen Yousefi (PAD) 1 red card
Farshad Ahmadzadeh (PER) 2 yellow cards
Hossein Baghlani (SAN) 2 yellow cards
Mohammad Amin Darvishi (GOF) 2 yellow cards
Meysam Doraghi (ESK) 2 yellow cards
Karim Eslami (SAB) 2 yellow cards
Kakhaber Kakashvili (MTA) 2 yellow cards
Abdollah Karami (FKH) 2 yellow cards
Luciano “Chimba” Pereira (GOF) 2 yellow cards
Alessandro Felipe Oltramari (SAI) 2 yellow cards

FIXTURES WEEK 5

Friday 9 September 2016
Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz – FC Mashhad
Naft Tehran  – Sanat Naft Abadan

Saturday 10 September 2016
Padideh Mashhad – Esteghlal Khuzestan
Tractorsazi Tabriz – Persepolis Tehran
Saba Qom – Zob Ahan Isfahan
Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Isfahan – Paykan Qods
Foolad Khuzestan – Saipa Karaj

Sunday 11 September 2016
Esteghlal Tehran – Mashinsazi Tabriz

Iran Pro League, week 3. Persepolis on the top, Esteghlal 2nd to last

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21 goals scored in the 3rd week of Persian Gulf Pro League 1395/96, only one tie between Saba Qom and Mashinsazi: Spanish goalkeeper Manu conceded one goal at his debut before Jalal Rafkhaei scored on penalty with ten minutes remaining. Zob Ahan found the first victory of this season beating away Foolad Khuzestan 0-2: on the Isfahani bench was sitting S. Mojtaba Hosseini instead of the head coach Yahya Golmohammadi, the latter suspended by his team due to disciplinary matters. Good news for Ali Daei, since Naft Tehran beat 3-0 Padideh thanks to a double by veteran Iman Mob’Ali and the third goal by Mohammad Ghazi. A very nervous match between FC Mashhad and Saipa, where the players did not hide their legs and the referee Ali Safaei showed 6 yellow cards: Saipa eventually won 2-0. Incredible defeat suffered at Azadi Stadium by Esteghlal Tehran, although they were winning 1-0 until 86′ when Reza Norouzi equilized for Sanat Naft, and few minutes later his teammate Baghlani scored on penalty: Ali Reza Mansourian has to take responsibility after collecting 1 point in 3 weeks. Persepolis giants won against Gostaresh Foolad with a goal by Vahid Amiri: to say the truth it seemed more a cross than an attempt, but it was enough to surprise Fernando de Jesus Ribeiro; now Branko Ivankovic selection is on the top of the league. Sepahan did not disappoint home fans and defeated 3-1 Esteghlal Khuzestan: Rahim Zahivi scored on penalty the only goal of the guest team, becoming the top scorer of the tournement. In the last match of this week, Tractorsazi collected a 3-1 victory at home: in five minutes the host scored twice and Paykan got the ball into the net with Sadeghi; Iraqi midfielder Karrar Jassim secured the win with his first goal of the season.

WEEK 3

Friday 5 August 2016

FC Mashhad 0-2 Saipa Karaj [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 41′ Mehdi Torabi (SAI), 56′ pen. Hamed Shiri (SAI)
Bookings: 23′ Gholamreza Rezaei (SAI), 45′ Siamak Kouroshi (SAI), 45+2′ Ayoub Kalantari (MAS), 55′ Mohsen Aghaei (MAS), 69′ Hamed Shiri (SAI), 71′ Alessandro Felipe Oltramari (SAI)
Referee: Ali Safaei

Foolad Khuzestan 0-2 Zob Ahan Isfahan [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 24′ Mehdi Rajabzadeh (ZOB), 64′ S. Mohammad Hosseini (ZOB)
Referee: Rouhollah Sharifi

Esteghlal Tehran 1-2 Sanat Naft Abadan [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 66′ Ali Ghorbani (EST), 86′ Reza Norouzi (SAN), 93′ pen. Hossein Baghlani
Bookings: 57′ Hossein Baghlani (SAN), 65′ Kim Gwi-Hyeon (SAN)
Referee: Mohammad Reza Akbarian

Saturday 6 August 2016

Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz 0-1 Persepolis Tehran [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 47′ Vahid Amiri (PER)
Bookings: 18′ Luciano “Chimba” Pereira (GOS), 42′ Farshad Ahmadzadeh (PER), 50′ Mohsen Rabi Khah (PER), 82′ Mohsen Mosalman (PER)
Referee: Touraj Haghvardi

Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Isfahan 3-1 Esteghlal Khuzestan [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 31′ Farid Behzadi Karimi (SEP), 40′ Rasoul Navidkia (SEP), 80′ Taleb Reykani (SEP), 85′ pen. Rahim Zahivi (ESK)
Bookings: 60′ Meysam Doraghi (ESK)
Referee: Shaehin Haji Babaei

Saba Qom 1-1 Mashinsazi Tabriz [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 37′ Karim Eslami (SAB), 80′ pen. S. Jalal Rafkhaei (MTA)
Bookings: 38′ Kakhaber Kakashvili (MTA)
Referee: Omid Saeidfar

Naft Tehran 3-0 Padideh Mashhad
Goals: 5′ and 22′ Iman Mob’Ali (NAF), 66′ Mohammad Ghazi (NAF)
Bookings: 55′ Iman Mob’Ali (NAF)
Referee: Yaser Hamrang

Sunday 7 August 2016

Tractorsazi Tabriz 3-1 Paykan Qods [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 24′ Eder “Edinho” Luciano (TRA), 26′ Mohammad Ebrahimi (TRA), 28′ Amir Hossein Sadeghi (PAY), 51′ Karrar Jassim (TRA)
Referee: Reza Mahdavi

STANDINGS

Club Points W D L GF GA
Persepolis Tehran 7 2 1 0 3 1
Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Esfahan 6 2 0 1 4 2
Tractorsazi Tabriz 5 1 2 0 5 3
Mashinsazi Tabriz 5 1 2 0 3 2
Sanat Naft Abadan 5 1 2 0 2 1
Naft Tehran 4 1 1 1 4 2
Zob Ahan Esfahan 4 1 1 1 4 3
Saipa Karaj 4 1 1 1 3 2
Esteghlal Khuzestan 4 1 1 1 5 6
FC Mashhad 4 1 1 1 3 4
Padideh Mashhad 4 1 1 1 2 4
Saba Qom 3 0 3 0 2 2
Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz 2 0 2 1 0 1
Paykan Qods 2 0 2 1 2 4
Esteghlal Tehran 1 0 1 2 3 5
Foolad Khuzestan 1 0 1 2 2 5

Top scorers

Rahim Zahivi (ESK) 3 (2 pen.)
Vahid Amiri (PER)
Farid Behzadi Karimi (SEP)
Hassan Beit Saeid (ESK)
Eder “Edinho” Luciano (TRA)
Iman Mob’Ali (NAF)
Mehdi Rajabzadeh (ZOB)
Mehdi Torabi (SAI)
2
2
(1 pen.)
2
2
2
2
2
29 players 1

Top cards

Hamed Pakdel (MTA) 1 red card
2 yellow cards
Farshad Ahmadzadeh (PER) 2 yellow cards
Hossein Baghlani (SAN) 2 yellow cards
Meysam Doraghi (ESK) 2 yellow cards
Karim Eslami (SAB) 2 yellow cards
Luciano “Chimba” Pereira (GOS) 2 yellow cards
Alessandro Felipe Oltramari (SAI) 2 yellow cards

FIXTURES WEEK 4

Thursday 11 August 2016
Mashinsazi Tabriz – Tractorsazi Tabriz
Sanat Naft Abadan – Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Isfahan
Paykan Qods – Esteghlal Tehran
Zob Ahan Isfahan – Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz
Saipa Karaj – Padideh Mashhad
Persepolis Tehran – Saba Qom
Esteghlal Khuzestan – Naft Tehran

Friday 12 August 2016
FC Mashhad – Foolad Khuzestan

Iran Pro League, week 2: all goals and results

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In the 2nd week of Persian Gulf Pro League 1395/96 we find a record by Hamed Pakdel, sent off by referee Mohsen Torki after collecting 2 yellow card in only one minute! Two derbies were played, in Mashhad and in Tabriz, and both ended with tie. All teams that were defeated in the 1st week obtained points: Sepahan defeated away Naft Tehran with a penalty by Farid Behzadi Karimi; Zob Ahan and Saipa shared one point; Foolad Khuzestan were close to win at Persepolis home, but Vahid Amiri equilized 5 minutes after Abdollah Nasseri’s goal. Esteghlal Khuzestan defending champions won 2-1 against Esteghlal Tehran, thanks to a double scored by Hassan Beit Saeid: the Khuzestani striker is the top scorer with his teammate Rahim Zahivi. Goalless draw between Sanat Naft and Tractorsazi, while Paykan and Saba tied 1-1 (both goals on penalties).

WEEK 2

Sunday 31 July 2016

Padideh Mashhad 1-1 FC Mashhad [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 55′ pen. Ayoub Kalantari (MAS), 81′ Moein Abbasian (PAD)
Bookings: 23′ Hossein Badamaki (MAS), 28′ Ali Asgari (MAS), 45′ Mostafa Ahmadi (MAS), 78′ Mohammad Reza Khorsandnia (PAD), 88′ Moein Abbasian (PAD)
Referee: Saeid Ahmad Salehi

Zob Ahan Isfahan 1-1 Saipa Karaj [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 63′ Mehdi Torabi (SAI), 84′ Mehdi Rajabzadeh (ZOB)
Bookings: 25′ Ehsan Pahlevan (ZOB), 40′ Junior Lopes (SAI), 55′ Mehdi Torabi (SAI), 71′ Alessandro Felipe Oltramari (SAI)
Referee: Bijan Heydari

Paykan Qods 1-1 Saba Qom [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 28′ pen. Morteza Aghakhan (PAY), 38′ pen. Gholam Reza Enayati (SAB)
Bookings: 40′ Hashem Beikzadeh (SAB), 58′ Karim Eslami (SAB), 71′ Hamid Reza Divsalar (SAB), 94′ Mohammad Ousani (SAB)
Referee: Hamid Hajmalek

Esteghlal Khuzestan 2-1 Esteghlal Tehran [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 25′ and 84′ Hassan Beit Saeid (ESK), 77′ Kaveh Rezaei (EST)
Referee: Mavood Bonyadifar

Monday 1 August 2016

Mashinsazi Tabriz 0-0 Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz [WATCH highlights]
Bookings: 22′ Alireza Naghizadeh (GOF), 32′ Mohammad Amin Darvishi (GOF), 45+1′ Hamed Pakdel (MTA), 45+1′ Luciano “Chimba” Pereira (GOF)
Sent-off: 45+2′ Hamed Pakdel (MTA)
Referee: Mohsen Torki

Naft Tehran 0-1 Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Isfahan [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 32′ pen. Farid Behzadi Karimi (SEP)
Ammoniti: 31′ Vahid Hamedinejad (NAF), 74′ Moharram Navidkia (SEP), 78′ Lee Oliveira (SEP), 86′ Igor Prahic (NAF)
Arbitro: Mohammad Reza Faghani

Persepolis Tehran 1-1 Foolad Khuzestan [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 67′ Abdollah Nasseri (FKH), 73′ Vahid Amiri (PER)
Bookings: 52′ Kamal Kamyabinia (PER), 70′ Mehrdad Tahmasbi (FKH), 73′ Mehdi Taremi (PER), 93′ Milad Pakparvar (FKH)
Referee: Mehdi Seyedali

Sanat Naft Abadan 0-0 Tractorsazi Tabriz [WATCH highlights]
Bookings: 22′ Hakim Nassari (SAN), 64′ Hadi Mohammadi (TRA)
Referee: Ashkan Khorshidi

STANDINGS

Club Points W D L GF GA
Esteghlal Khuzestan 4 1 1 0 4 3
FC Mashhad 4 1 1 0 3 2
Mashinsazi Tabriz 4 1 1 0 2 1
Padideh Mashhad 4 1 1 0 2 1
Persepolis Tehran 4 1 1 0 2 1
Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Esfahan 3 1 0 1 1 1
Tractorsazi Tabriz 2 0 2 0 2 2
Paykan Qods 2 0 2 0 1 1
Saba Qom 2 0 2 0 1 1
Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz 2 0 2 0 0 0
Sanat Naft Abadan 2 0 2 0 0 0
Esteghlal Tehran 1 0 1 1 2 3
Zob Ahan Esfahan 1 0 1 1 2 3
Foolad Khuzestan 1 0 1 1 2 3
Saipa Karaj 1 0 1 1 1 2
Naft Tehran 1 0 1 1 1 2

Top scorers

Hassan Beit Saeid (ESK)
Rahim Zahivi (ESK)
2
2
(1 pen.)
22 players  1

Top cards

Hamed Pakdel (MTA) 1 red card
2 yellow cards
Karim Eslami (SAB) 2 yellow cards
1 assistant coach Aziz Farisat (FKH)  1 red card

Fixtures Week 3

Friday 5 August 2016
FC Mashhad – Saipa Karaj
Foolad Khuzestan – Zob Ahan Isfahan
Esteghlal Tehran – Sanat Naft Abadan

Saturday 6 August 2016
Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz – Persepolis Tehran
Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Isfahan – Esteghlal Khuzestan
Saba Qom – Mashinsazi Tabriz
Naft Tehran – Padideh Mashhad
Tractorsazi Tabriz – Paykan Qods

Iran Pro League, week 1: all goals and results

Persian Gulf Pro League 1395/96 opened with the draw between Tractorsazi giants and Esteghlal Khuzestan defending champions: Rahim Zahivi scored the first double of the tournement. 28 players were booked, no one was sent off in this 1st week of the season: one red card was showed to Foolad Khuzestan assistant coach, Aziz Farisat, before his team lost at home against Mashinsazi. Two matches ended goalless (Saba – Sanat Naft; Gostaresh Foolad – Paykan), while Esteghlal Tehran and Naft shared a point, too. FC Mashhad (formerly known as Siahjamegan) defeated Zob Ahan. Two penalties were awarded and both missed: Mehrdad Mohammadi (Sepahan) shot was saved by Shahab Gordan, and Akbar Imani (Foolad Khuzestan) sent out the ball. Persepolis and Padideh obtained important victories away, defeating respectively Saipa and Sepahan.

WEEK 1

Monday 25 July 2016

Tractorsazi Tabriz 2-2 Esteghlal Khuzestan [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 15′ Eder “Edinho” Luciano (TRA), 57′ and 72′ pen. Rahim Zahivi (ESK), 59′ Farzad Hatami (TRA)
Bookings: 34′ Mehdi Momeni (ESK), 54′ Meysam Doraghi (ESK), 64′ Rahim Zahivi (ESK), 70′ Soroush Rafiei (TRA), 85′ Rafael Roballo (ESK), 91′ S. Jalal Abdi (ESK)
Referee: Mohammad Reza Akbarian

FC Mashhad 2-1 Zob Ahan Isfahan [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals:
14′ Abbas Asgari (MAS), 73′ Reza Darvishi (MAS), 86′ Mohammad Reza Abbasi (ZOB)
Bookings: 13′ Mehdi Mehdipour (ZOB), 61′ Mohammad Nasseri (MAS)
Referee: Hossein Akbari

Esteghlal Tehran 1-1 Naft Tehran [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals:
31′ Jaber Ansari (EST), 68′ Amir Arsalan Motahari (NAF)
Bookings: 89′ Reza Aliyari (NAF)
Referee: Hossein Zargar

Saba Qom 0-0 Sanat Naft Abadan [WATCH goals & highlights]
Bookings: 19′ Hossein Baghlani (SAN), 57′ Davoud Bahadori (SAB), 65′ Karim Eslami (SAB)
Referee: Alireza Faghani

Tuesday 27 July 2016

Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz 0-0 Paykan Qods [WATCH highlights]
Bookings: 13′ Levon Hayrapetyan (PAY), 28′ Siavash Yazdani (PAY), 62′ Mehdi Shiri (PAY), 76′ Daryoush Shojaeian (GOF), 84′ Mohammad Reza Khalatbari (GOF)
Referee:
Payam Heydari

Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Isfahan 0-1 Padideh Mashhad [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 44′ Mohammad Hossein Moradmand (PAD)
Bookings: 18′ Mehrdad Kafshgari (PAD), 41′ Shoja Khalilzadeh (SEP), 89′ Taleb Reykani (SEP)
Referee: Alireza Kenari

Foolad Khuzestan 1-2 Mashinsazi Tabriz [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 54′ Milad Badragheh (FKH), 57′ Saman Nariman Jahan (MTA), 63′ Amin Ghasseminejad (MTA)
Bookings: 8′ Abdollah Karami (FKH), 36′ Amin Ghasseminejad (MTA), 48′ Mohammad Ahle Shakheh (MTA), 57′ Abdollah Nasseri (FKH), 92′ Saman Nariman Jahan (MTA)
Sent off: 20′ assistant coach Aziz Farisat (FKH) for severe protests
Referee: Touraj Haghvardi

Saipa Karaj 0-1 Persepolis Tehran [WATCH goals & highlights]
Goals: 68′ Kamyabinia
Bookings: 43′ Farshad Ahmadzadeh (PER), 73′ Vahid Amiri (PER), 80′ Saeid Lotfi (SAI)
Referee: Shaehin Haji Babaei

STANDINGS

Club Points W D L GF GA
Mashinsazi Tabriz 3 1 0 0 2 1
FC Mashhad 3 1 0 0 2 1
Padideh Mashhad 3 1 0 0 1 0
Persepolis Tehran 3 1 0 0 1 0
Tractorsazi Tabriz 1 0 1 0 2 2
Esteghlal Khuzestan 1 0 1 0 2 2
Esteghlal Tehran 1 0 1 0 1 1
Naft Tehran 1 0 1 0 1 1
Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz 1 0 1 0 0 0
Sanat Naft Abadan 1 0 1 0 0 0
Saba Qom 1 0 1 0 0 0
Paykan Qods 1 0 1 0 0 0
Zob Ahan Isfahan 0 0 0 1 1 2
Foolad Khuzestan 0 0 0 1 1 2
Saipa Karaj 0 0 0 1 0 1
Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Isfahan 0 0 0 1 0 1

Top scorers

Rahim Zahivi 2 (1 pen.)
12 players  1

Top cards

28 players 1 yellow card
1 assistant coach  1 red card

Fixtures Week 2

Sunday 31 July 2016
Padideh Mashhad – FC Mashhad
Zob Ahan Isfahan – Saipa Karaj
Paykan Qods – Saba Qom
Esteghlal Khuzestan – Esteghlal Tehran

Monday 1 August 2016
Mashinsazi Tabriz – Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz
Naft Tehran – Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Isfahan
Persepolis Tehran – Foolad Khuzestan
Sanat Naft Abadan – Tractorsazi Tabriz