Red Wolves Defeat Esteghlal in a Cold Winter Day

  January 07, 2023   News ID 6897
Red Wolves Defeat Esteghlal in a Cold Winter Day
SAEDNEWS: Tractor football team defeated Esteghlal 2-0 in Iran Professional League (IPL) thanks to goals from Mohammad Ghanbari.

SAEDNEWS, TABRIZ: Ghanbari opened the scoring for the host in the 36th minute and made it 2-0 in the 52nd minute.

Tractor moved up to sixth place with 22 points, 10 points behind IPL leader Persepolis.

Esteghlal is fourth with 27 points.

After suffering major setbacks recently, Esteghlal-e Tehran football club known as the Blues in Iran could be thinking of breaking up with their Portuguese head coach Ricardo Sa Pinto.

Sa Pinto took charge of the Iranian giants in June 2022 but has failed to live up to expectations.

Esteghlal have not won in their last three matches, according to Tehran Times. The Blues were held against Mes Rafsanjan and Paykan in Tehran and lost to Tractor in Tabriz.

The Esteghlal Board of Directors will hold a meeting next week to discuss about Sa Pinto’s future.

The defending champions are fourth in Iran league table, five points behind leaders Persepolis.

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