In the framework of the Iranian Premier League known as the Persian Gulf League, the 102nd match between Persepolis and Esteghlal in Tehran ended with a draw between the two teams.

Iran PressIran news:  Omid Alishah scored the single goal of Persepolis in the 77th minute and Esteghlal managed to open the opponent's goal from the penalty spot in the 94th minute.

The two teams Persepolis and Esteghlal of Tehran faced each other in the framework of the Iranian Premier League at Azadi Stadium. A match in which the video assistant referee system was used for the first time in the Iranian league. 

This match was played in the first half without a goal or a critical situation, and the two teams conservatively tried to stay in their home field to protect their goal.

One of the critical moments of this game occurred in the 14th minute at the beginning of the match. Where Bonyadifar used VAR for the first time.

The video assistant referees informed Bonyadifar that the suspected penalty scene took place in Esteghlal's penalty area, and for this reason, the referee went to the side of the field to watch this scene again.

However, after watching this scene several times, the referee was not convinced to take a penalty and finally ordered the game to continue.

Before this match, Esteghlal was at the top of the table with one more game and 24 points, and Persepolis continued to chase the leaders with one less game and 20 points.

Before this match, Persepolis and Esteghlal had faced each other in 101 different matches, and at the end of legal time and without penalty kicks, Persepolis managed to get 27 wins, and Esteghlal had 26 wins. 48 matches had ended with a goalless draw.

Meanwhile, this was the first match that Javad Nekonam was on the bench of Esteghlal in the derby, and from the very first minutes, he protested almost all the whistles of the referee and tried to change the situation in favor of his team with his constant shouts.

This match was supposed to be held in the fifth week of the Iranian Premier League, which was postponed due to the presence of Persepolis in the Asian Champions League.


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