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Persepolis clinch sixth Hazfi Cup

Sunday, June 2, 2019
Persepolis champions - 2019 Hazfi Cup

Ahvaz: Ali Alipour was Persepolis FC's hero as his strike proved to be the difference in their 1-0 win over Damash Gilan to secure their sixth Hazfi Cup on Sunday.

On the back of defending their Iran Pro League title, the Tehran-based club achieved a domestic double by also claiming the Hazfi Cup.

The last time Persepolis had achieved such a feat was in 1999.

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Damash, who play in the Iran second division, came into the match as the dark horses but a convincing 2-1 win over Saipa FC in the semi-finals gave them much to be confident about and they began brightly against Persepolis.

However, the 2018 AFC Champions League finalists were unfazed by Damash's challenge and flexed their muscles, taking the lead in the 22nd minute through Alipour's effort.


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پایان فوق العاده با قهرمانی برانکو و شاگردانش با قهرمانی در جام حذفی به همه اثبات کردند که چرا بهترین هستند؛پیروزی مقابل داماش گیلانیان ششمین قهرمانی پرسپولیس را در جام حذفی برای پرسپولیس به ارمغان آورد همچنین پرسپولیس موفق‌به ثبت دوگانه قهرمانی شد رکوردی‌که هیچ تیمی موفق به کسب آن نشده است. حالا وقت آن است تا از بازیکنان باغیرت ارتش سرخ تشکر کنیم کسانی که این فصل مدام باعث شادمانی دل‌ هواداران شده اند. به امید درخشش در فصل آینده❤ #پرسپولیس #دوگانه_قهرماني #لیگ_برتر #جام_حذفی #مبارک_باشه #خداروشکر گوینده : @hoseinashoori1987🎙

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Damash returned in the second half looking to equalise, but Persepolis, who had the backing of their passionate fans at the Foolad Arena, kept a sturdy defence to keep their opponents at bay.

Despite their best attempts, Damash couldn't beat Persepolis goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand and failed to find the back of the net, and that was enough for Persepolis to go on to lift their first Hazfi Cup since 2011.

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