Five-time champions Al Talaba returned to top spot in Group B of the Iraq league following a 2-0 win over Misan in a round 11 game.
Nadim Karim gave Al Talaba an early lead after only two minutes and Jaber Shaker sealed the win with his side's second 10 minutes into the second half.
Al Talaba returned to top spot following a goalless draw between former leaders Al Amana and Nafat Al Janoub in another match.
Al Zawra'a remained in third place after Mostafa Ahmed's 29th minute goal gave them a 1-0 win over Al Samawa.
In other matches on Monday, Al Barid defeated Al Nasiriya 1-0, Karbala'a edged Al Sina'a 2-1 and Al Najaf downed Al Mina'a 1-0.