Doha: Qatar Stars League champions Al Duhail kicked-off their QSL Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Al Kharaitiyat in the first group game here at the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium on Saturday.
Fahad Waad (26’) and Mohammed Muntari (45’) were the scorers while Kharaitiyat reduced the margin through Abdullah Al Anzi in the 73rd minute.
Duhail created lot of chances, but failed to convert inside the box.
Fahd opened the scoring with assist from Abdullah Abdul Hamid, who penetrated Kharaitiyat defence before putting the former through.
Muntari headed home the second in the first-half added time.
In other matches, Al Gharafa and Qatar Sports Club played out a 1-1 draw while Ismail Mahmoud scored the only goal as Umm Salal overcame Al Arabi 1-0.