Al Khor defeated Qatar SC 2-0 in Round 3 (Group A) of the 2020-21 season Ooredoo Cup at the Al Arabi Stadium on Tuesday.
Ahmed Al Mohannadi (72nd minute) and new recruit Yuki Kobayashi (81st minute) scored the goals as Al Khor moved on to six points with their second victory.
The Knights had begun their campaign in great style by beating Al Sailiya 5-1, but suffered a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Al Wakrah in Round 2.
Qatar SC, who had played out a 1-1 draw with Al Wakrah in Round 1, recorded a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over reigning champions Al Sadd in Round 2. The Kings remained on four points.
Qatar SC mostly fielded youngsters, with seven of their Under-23 players starting the game. They did not field a single overseas player.
Al Khor had more of the possession and created more chances. The seven corner kicks they earned, compared to Qatar SC’s none, spoke for it.
After a barren first half, the first goal came off an assist by Ahmed Mawla. Yuki then had his free-kick deflected into the goal by the Qatar SC defensive wall.
Qatar SC tried hard to make a breakthrough, but in vain.