Estegh­lal & Perse­po­lis

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1968 Apr 5

The first meet­ing be­tween the two sides – when Estegh­lal were still known as Taj – was a goal­less draw.

1995 Jan 20

When Estegh­lal scored two goals in the last 10 min­utes – one of which was a penalty – to level the game at 2-2, Perse­po­lis fans in­vaded the pitch. Fights broke out be­tween play­ers and spec­ta­tors, and af­ter this game no Ira­nian would ref­eree the derby for the next 14 years.

2000 Dec 29

A last-minute equaliser made it 2-2 and can­celled out for­mer Perse­po­lis player Me­hdi Hashem­i­nasab’s late goal for Estegh­lal. With emo­tions run­ning high, play­ers ended up fight­ing on the pitch, fans de­stroyed 250 buses in the city and 60 peo­ple were ar­rested – in­clud­ing three play­ers from each side.

2012 Feb 2

Hav­ing lost the last four der­bies, Perse­po­lis were trail­ing 2-0 and down to 10 men with eight min­utes to go be­fore sub Ea­mon Zayed scored a hat-trick on his de­but for a 3-2 vic­tory.

2018 Sep 27

The 89th meet­ing was a 0-0 draw, which meant Estegh­lal still lead Perse­po­lis 23-22 in derby games won.

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