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Discussion in 'Iran' started by Aria-IRAN, Jul 12, 2005.
Saba Battery 1 - Abou Moslem 1
was this game played in Tehran?
if so, way to go Abou moslem, screw Daie & his team.
Abu Moslem holds Saba Battery at home By Kambakhsh Khalaji
TEHRAN, July 12 (MNA) – Abu Moslem fought back to hold the home team Saba Battery 1-1 at the first-leg match of the League Cup final at Shahid Derakhshan Stadium in Sabashahr, 35km southwest of Tehran, on Tuesday.
Against the run of the play, Saba took the lead in the 36th minute when national skipper Ali Daei’s diagonal cross found Saeed Daqiqi in the box and the striker cleared two defenders before firing home.
Daei, who had a poor performance throughout the game, left Daqiqi with the visitor’s keeper Mehdi Sabeti alone 15 minutes into the second half, but he dillydallied and was dispossessed of the ball.
Abu Moslem manager Akbar Mithaqian, who vowed before the match his side would lift the trophy if it extracted a draw, has to thank substitute Mohammad-Reza Khal’atbari, who dived to spectacularly head home a Mojtaba Jabbari cross on 79 minutes.
The two sides play the second leg in Mashhad, northeastern Iran, on Friday.
The League Cup winner will represent Iran in the Asian Champions League.
Fulad of southern province Khuzestan is also the country’s representative in the Asian event as it was crowned at the fourth Iran pro League.
Saba Battery won the Hazfi Cup:
I think Iran will have a weaker presentation ih next year's AFC Champions League though. Foolad should do well to hold their own because they have so many internationals who have big game experience, but Saba's biggest name is a rapidly declining Ali Daei.
I would have loved to see Pas there again next year, but Saba took care of that a few weeks ago.
yea, saba is 9th in IPL. thats the bottom half of the standings!
good for daie
his peanlty was the same palce again but so hard tos ave
if saba pick up players in the offseason (there rich)
and daie plays well, thell be good in ACL
remember this is a promoted team winning the hazfil cup, huge!