Doha: Al Gharafa beat Al Sailiya 2-1 to notch up their first win in the QNB Stars League at the Khalifa International Stadium here on Saturday .
In another match played at the same venue, defending champions Al Duhail hammered Al Khor 6-0 for their second successive wins in the league, with Yousef El Arabi (23, 73'), Almoez Ali (58, 63), Edmelson Junior (62) and Nam Tai Hee were the scorers.
Meanwhile, Wesley Schneider scored from the spot in the 25th minute while Vladimir Weiss added the second in the 49th as Gharafa picked up three points in the tournament.
Rachid Tiberkanine scored an 80th-minute consolation goal for Sailiya.
Gharafa had a positive start when Yousuf Muftah’s 30-yard strike dipped under the bar but it was saved by goalkeeper Saoud Al Khater.
This was just the begining as Sailiya looked to be under tremenoud pressure from the countless attack launched by Schneider and Weiss.
Gharafa, who finished fourth last year, started the second half with the same pace and confidence. They were rewarded immediately when Weiss got onto a loose ball and stretched the opponent back-line before executing a low shot into the far side of the goal.