Abadan – At the start of this season the Boys in Blue from Tehran got off to a disastrous start while the Boys from Abadan were looking good. Now the roles have reversed as Esteghlal picked up a huge 3-0 victory away from home against Sanat Naft Abadan.
The home side made chances but were unable to capitalize. Esteghlal keeper Mehdi Rahmati continues to be on good form and it was the young striker Mojtaba Haghdoust who opened the scoring for the Blues in the 31st minute. Esteghlal took advantage of Sanat Naft’s missed opportunities with goals in the second half from Behnam Barzay and Majid Hosseini.