Esteghlal Tractor 

Tehran Times - Esteghlal football team cemented their spot at the top of the 2023/24 Iran’s Persian Gulf Pro League (PGPL) as they eased past Tractor 2-0 here at the Azadi Stadium on Saturday.

Iman Salimi gave the hosts the lead in the 26th minute with a header and Argentine midfielder Gustavo Blanco made the scoreboard 2-0 also with a header in the 50th minute.

Esteghlal remained top with 22 points, five points adrift of Persepolis, who have one game in hands.

Earlier in the day, Havadar defeated Sanat Naft 2-0 in Abadan.

On Sunday, Sepahan will host Persepolis in Isfahan and Nassaji meet Zob Ahan in Ghaemshahr.