First defeat for Persepolis

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©2001 IranMania & Tamashagaran
Photo/A.Kosari
Archive image of Pas during their games

IranMania- The most important game of Thursday afternoon, 3rd January, in the 8th week of the Professional League was that of Persepolis and Pas. Persepolis has been at the top of the Table until now. The match ended as a 3-1 victory for Pas. This game is therefore the first loss for the number one team in the League.

The game started with the cheering of the supporters of both teams, which added much excitement to the stadium. The spectator turnout for the game this week was impressive and most of them were Persepolis fans.

A goal by Esmaeil Halali of Persepolis, in the first minutes of the game, brought this excitement to fever pitch. Perspolis was ahead by 1 goal at the start. The proud Pas players felt bitter about this goal and the Azizi and Khatibi pairwork led to many attacks on the Persepolis goal and the pressure mounted.

Khatibi's welljudged header in the 7th minute of the game was the equalizer for Pas. Fanaei's goalmouth had opened and 20 minutes later Nekoonam gained the edge with a good shot and gave Pas their second goal. Khatibi again got the better of the shocked Persepolis by scoring his second goal in the 35th minute. The lost game had now become a 100% win.

Although many attacks were mounted on the Pas goal area in the second half, Persepolis could not score any more goals. Nima Nakisa and Reza Torabian, the ex-Perspolis players and the present Pas defenders, showed a good performance for Pas.

Persepolis has to face Esteghlal next week and with one defeat to their name they have to work hard to prove themselves a superior there.


©2001 IranMania & Tamashagaran
Photo/A.Kosari
Archive image of Persepolis during their games

Players

Pas: Nima Nekisa, Reza Torabian, Sabu Shahbazian, Ali Janmaleki, Farhad Darighkhah, Hamid Hedayati (Yousefi 37), Javad Nekonam, Abbas Aghaei, Behzad Esmaeili, Khodadad Azizi (Mohsen Garousi 83), Rassool Khatibi (Mohsen Bayatinia 45)

Persepolis: Davood Fanaei, Afshin Peyrovani, Ali Ansarian, Behrooz Rahbarifard, Esmaeil Halali, Hamed Kavianpour, Hamid Esteeli (Amir hossien Aslanian 69), Hassan Khanmohammadi (Mehdi Tatar 45), Reza Jabari, Sohrab Entezari, Pezman Jamshidi (Mohammad Barzegar 83)

Up to now the two teams have met each other 35 times altogether. Of the games 14 have been won by Perspolis, 6 by Pas and the other 15 have been drawn. A total of 59 goals have been scored during the games. Perspolis has scored 37 goals and Pas 22.

1- 1349 (1971) Perspolis 1 - Pas 2
2- 1350 Perspolis 1 - Pas 0
3- 1350 Perspolis 2 - Pas 0
4- 1352 Perspolis 0 - Pas 0
5- 1352 Perspolis 1 - Pas 0
6- 1353 Perspolis 1 - Pas 0
7- 1353 Perspolis 1 - Pas 0
8- 1354 Perspolis 0 - Pas 0
9- 1354 Perspolis 1 - Pas 0
10- 1355 Perspolis 1 - Pas 1
11- 1355 Perspolis 0 - Pas 0
12- 1356 Perspolis 0 - Pas 0
13- 1356 Perspolis 0 - Pas 0
14- 1357 Perspolis 1 - Pas 2
15- 1357 Perspolis 0 - Pas 0 (5-4 victory for Pas on penalties)
16- 1370 Perspolis 0 - Pas 0
17- 1370 Perspolis 0 - Pas 1
18- 1371 Perspolis 1 - Pas 1
19- 1371 Perspolis 3 - Pas 1
20- 1371 Perspolis 1 - Pas 1 (5-3 victory for Pas on penalties)
21- 1372 Perspolis 0 - Pas 1
22- 1372 Perspolis 1 - Pas 0
23- 1373 Perspolis 5 - Pas 2
24- 1373 Perspolis 1 - Pas 1
25- 1374 Perspolis 0 - Pas 1
26- 1374 Perspolis 0 - Pas 0
27- 1375 Perspolis 1 - Pas 1
28- 1375 Perspolis 1 - Pas 0
29- 1376 Perspolis 2 - Pas 1
30- 1377 Perspolis 4 - Pas 0
31- 1377 Perspolis 1 - Pas 2
32- 1378 Perspolis 3 - Pas 1
33- 1378 Perspolis 1 - Pas 0
34- 1379 Perspolis 2 - Pas 1
35- 1379 Perspolis 0 - Pas 0