Qatar SC down to Al Ahli
Al Ahli put in a strong performance against beleaguered Qatar Sports Club to register a 3-0 win at the Hamad bin Khalifa Stadium. All three goals came in the second half but it was the two goals in two minutes towards the end of the match that sealed the victory for the home side.
The match could have taken a different note had Qatar SC striker Mouhssine Jajour converted his chance right at the start of the game. He found himself one on one with Ahli keeper Amer Dosari but Jajour ended up with a weak shot straight at the keeper.
After this stutter Ahli started taking control of the match. They had a couple of close chances in the first half but couldn’t convert them. Qatar SC created a host of chances but lacked the killer instinct in the danger areas. The first half ended with Ahli having 57 per cent of the possession but Qatar SC was still in the tie.
All of that changed dramatically in the second half. It began in the 48th minute. Qatar SC keeper Mohamed Mubarak first denied Meshal Abdullah with a great one-handed save. The ball fell to Mojtaba Jabari whose shot was cleared off the line by Khalid Zakiba. But then Pedro Correia was hacked down by Shaheed Mahmoud inside the box and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Jabari converted in the 50th minute to give Ahli the lead.
Then in the 79th minute Ndombe Mubele, who was constantly causing problems for the Qatar SC defence, was brought down by Fadhl Said inside the penalty area and Ahli were awarded a penalty. This time Meshal Abdullah stepped up and scored in the 82nd minute.
The ball hit the bar and dropped inside the goal and had to be adjudged as a goal by the linesman.Then just two minutes later, Mubele crossed to Abdulla Kuwari who had come on as a substitute and the diminutive player calmly put it into back of the net to score against his former club.
Ahli have registered their second win of this season while Qatar SC are now propping up the table with their fifth loss so far
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