News ID: 270711
Published: 0228 GMT June 27, 2020

Persepolis seeking to extend Persian Gulf Pro League lead

Persepolis seeking to extend Persian Gulf Pro League lead

Sports Desk

Persepolis will be hoping to extend its lead over second-placed Sepahan to 13 points when playing away to Paykan in the Persian Gulf Pro League on Sunday.

Sepahan takes on Golgohar Sirjan in Isfahan’s Naqsh-e Jahan Stadium on Monday.

The three-time defending champion last played in the league on February 27, beating Shahr Khodro 3-1 at home, before the league was halted due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Yahya Golmohammadi’s men top the table with 47 points with nine games to spare, 10pts clear of Sepahan and Tractor – which could go second Sunday with a home victory over Nassaji Mazandaran.

Mehdi Torabi – who misses Sunday’s game due to suspension – and Ahmad Noorollahi scored either side of Saeid Vase’ei’s equalizer in the reverse fixture as the Reds beat Paykan – now sitting bottom of the table – 2-1 at the Azadi Stadium last October.

Persepolis will also miss injured full-back Mohammad Ansari and Iraqi Bashar Resan – who joined late with teammates after training resumption – but will be boosted with the return of left-back Mohammad Naderi who recovered in time from injury for Sunday’s game.

Elsewhere in the league, Shahr Khodro – sixth in the league – faces Zob Ahan on Sunday, while on Monday, Esteghlal will seek to bounce back from last Wednesday’s 2-1 away defeat against Foolad Khuzestan when playing at home to Saipa.

Javad Nekounam’s Foolad will play Mashinsazi Tabriz in Ahvaz.






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