Tasnim – Persepolis football team defeated Padideh 2-1 in the dying moments of the match and returned to the top of the Iran Professional League.
In the match held in Mashhad’s Samen Stadium, Mehdi Taremi put the visiting team into the lead in the 20th minute with a header but Mohsen Yousefi equalized the match just four minutes later.
He took advantage of defenders’ mistakes in the area to equalize the match.
Vahid Amiri’s late goal earned Persepolis a 2-1 victory and the Reds returned to top of the IPL, two points ahead of Tractor Sazi.
“I am satisfied with my players’ performance since they defeated a tough opponent," Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic said in the post-match news conference.
"Persepolis was the better team in the second half and dominated the ball possession. We deserved to win the match,” he stated.