Gharafa scrape past Kharaitiyat

DOHA: Al Gharafa huffed and puffed to a 3-2 win over Al Kharaitiyat in the 16th round of the Qatar Stars League on Friday.

In the game, which mostly remained open, at the Al Sadd Stadium, Al Kharaitiyat took the lead through Ahmed Kahil in the 32nd minute.

Iranian forward Farhad Majidi equalised and then put Gharafa ahead with back-to-back goals in the 56th and 71st minute.

Though Burkina Faso striker Yahia Kebe equalised in the 76th, Brazilian hitman Diego Tardelli restored Gharafa’s lead two minutes later.

Meanwhile, in the day’s other match, Qatar Sports Club defeated Al Ahli 1-0, with a goal from Fadhl Omar.