DOHA: Kayke Rodriguez struck a brilliant hat-trick as Qatar SC blanked Al Gharafa 3-0 in Round 2 (Group B) of the 2019-20 Ooredoo Cup at the Al Ahli Stadium on Saturday.
Kayke scored in the sixth, 38th and 90+4 minutes.
Qatar SC moved on to six points with their second victory, having defeated Al Sailiya 4-0 in the first round.
Al Gharafa now have two points as they had drawn 2-2 with Al Duhail earlier.
Qatar SC were the only team to have registered a victory in Group B in the first round, as Al Khor drew 1-1 with Al Arabi.
On Saturday, Qatar SC dominated two-time reigning champions Al Gharafa throughout. Brazilian forward Rodriguez was in fine form. He scored two goals in the first half and completed his hat-trick in style as the game was drawing to a close.
Qatar SC goalkeeper Motasem Majed was in outstanding form, effecting at least two smart saves, as Al Gharafa, who missed many players due to national duty, struggled to find a breakthrough.
Kayke first found the target off a cross from Hamad Mansour.
His second came after he was set up by Elmehdi Barrahma.
Kayke rounded off his and the team’s tally off a counter-attack.
Qatar SC thus continued their good form, which saw them defeat Al Sadd 3-0 in Week 10 of the 2019-20 QNB Stars League last week to complete a hat-trick of wins. (QSL)