Persepolis fan girls at Azadi Stadium

However, Senin Sebai’s penalty was brilliantly saved by captain Alireza Beiranvand, who dived low to his right to push the ball clear.
The penalty was a wake up call for the hosts who soon took control of the game. Shahan Zahedi was dropping deep in order to switch the play down the channels as Persepolis probed for an opener.Yet Istiklol continued to prove a threat on the counter, although Alisher Dzhalilov spurned two good opportunities which fell his way.