Al Duhail got the better of Al Rayyan by a 3-0 margin in Round 4, Group B of the 2022-2023 season Ooredoo Cup at the Al Egla Stadium 4 on Saturday.
Michael Olunga (fifth and 36th minutes) and Suhaib Gannan (51st minute) scored the goals as Al Duhail cemented their position on top of the group with 10 points.
The Red Knights have won three matches and drawn one game to take their tally to 10 points, one more than Al Arabi who beat Al Gharafa 1-0 on the day. Both Al Duhail and Al Arabi thus reached the knockout semifinals from the group ahead of the fifth and final round.
Al Rayyan remained on four points after losing their second match. The Lions had won one game and drawn the other.
Al Shamal, Al Markhiya, Al Arabi and Al Gharafa are the other teams in Group B.
Group A consists of Al Sadd, Al Wakrah, Umm Salal, Al Ahli, Qatar SC and Al Sailiya.
Al Duhail held an upper hand right throughout the game. After leading at half-time by two goals through tournament top scorer and Kenyan striker Olunga, they continued from where they left off in the second half and added another goal through Gannan.