Esteghlal beat Nassaji

MNA – The giant Tehranian team Esteghlal thrashed Nassaji 4-0 in the 2023 Iran’s Hazfi Cup semifinals to advance to the final of the second most important football competition in Iran namely Hazfi Cup or "knockout cup".

The Hazfi cup semifinal match between Esteghlal and Nassaji Mazandaran was held in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Arash Rezavand opened the scoring for the Blues in the 25th minute. Nassaji defender Alireza Ebrahimi scored an own goal in the 34th minute and Mohammad Mohebi scored the third goal in the 57th minute. With one minute remaining, Mohebbi completed his brace, chipping the ball over Nassaji goalkeeper Alireza Haghighi, Tehran Times reported.

On Thursday, Persepolis will play Havadar in another semifinal in Tehran.

Esteghal are the most successful club with seven titles in the competition founded in 1975.

Persepolis have won the title six times.

The winners of the Hazfi Cup will be awarded a spot in the AFC Champions League.

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