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QSL - week 24 | SHORT TAKES

QSL - week 24 | SHORT TAKES

AL AHLI 0  L KHARAITIYAT 2

Two goals in a span of 10 minutes saw Kharaitiyat blank Ahli and move closer to safety. Moroccan striker Rachid Tiberkanine opened their account in the 40th while defender Saoud Nasser doubled the lead in the 50th as Ahmad Al Ajlani’s men climbed above Ahli to seventh position.

AL ARABI 1  L SHAHANIYA 4

Shahaniya came from behind to drub Arabi and boost their slender hopes of staying in the top flight. Arabi went in front as early as fifth minute through Imoh Ezekiel, but goals from Jassem Al Jaber (32nd) and Rahim Abbas (44th) ensured Shahaniya had a 2-1 cushion at half-time. Fahad Khalfan made it 3-1 in the 48th and Eduardo sealed the rout in the 78th to give Shahaniya what could turn out to be a crucial win.

AL WAKRAH 0  L KHOR 2

Wakrah lost to Khor to be relegated to the Qatargas League. Brazilian midfielder Madson put Khor ahead in the 37th minute and set up Mouhcine Iajour for the second in the 76th. Khor increased their tally to 24 points while Wakrah stayed at the rock bottom with 14.

MUAITHER 1  L SAILIYA 1

Muaither, back in the top flight this season as Second Division champions, were relegated after they settled for a draw with Sailiya. Muaither looked on course for a crucial win when Iraq forward Ahmed Yasin put them ahead as early as the fifth. But Uzbek striker Temurkhaya Abdulkholikov smashed their hopes by netting the equaliser in the 30th.

AL GHARAFA 0  MM SALAL 2

Habib Sadegh’s comeback spell as caretaker coach began with a defeat as Gharafa went down to Umm Salal, who struck twice late into the second session. Ivorian Yannick Sagbo broke the stalemate in the 87th while his Syrian strike partner Mahmoud Al Mawas added the second in injury time.

LEKHWIYA 5  L JAISH 1

Lekhwiya drubbed Jaish to inch closer to title. Two goals in as many minutes, by captain Mohammed Mousa (22nd) and Nam Tae-Hee (23rd), put the leaders in the driving seat. Ali Afif struck soon after resumption to further increase the lead. Even though Romarinho pulled one back in the 48th for the Soldiers, goals from new striker Edgar Bruno (76th) and Almoez Ali (89th) helped Lekhwiya to a comfortable win.

AL SADD 4  L RAYYAN 1

Sadd routed holders Rayyan, who played almost an hour with 10 men. Sadd took a three-goal cushion before half-time, thanks to strikes from Jugurtha Hamroun (13th), Baghdad Bounedjah (45th) and Morteza Mohammed (first half’s injury time). Abdulkarim Hassan made it 4-0 in the 53rd before Rodrigo Tabata pulled one back in the 87th.

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