East Asia Wrap: Vissel claim first win; K League leaders held
Hong Kong: Struggling Vissel Kobe picked up their first win of the J1 League season at the weekend as they posted a resounding 4-0 victory over high-flying Sagan Tosu to breath new life into their campaign.
In Korea Republic, pacesetters Ulsan Hyundai were held to a 2-2 draw by Incheon United, while there were games in Mongolia, Macau and Chinese Taipei, so join the-AFC.com as we look back at the action from around East Asia.
Unbeaten Esteghlal end nine-year Iran Pro League title drought
Tehran: Esteghlal FC became Iran Pro League champions with three games remaining, claiming the title for the first time in nine years late on Saturday night.
A 2-1 win away to Foolad Khuzestan, coupled with second placed Persepolis’ defeat by the same margin at home to Sepahan, extended Esteghlal’s lead to nine points with three games remaining, with their superior head-to-head proving decisive.
With 18 wins and nine matches from 27 matches this term, Farhad Majidi’s men are now three results away from remaining unbeaten throughout an entire league campaign; a feat never achieved by the club since the establishment of the Pro League.