Al Shamal defeated Al Rayyan 3-0 in Round 10 (Group A) of the 2021-2022 season Ooredoo Cup at the Al Khor Stadium on Tuesday.
Fahad Waad Al Bayati (33rd and 74th minutes) and Jeremy Nooijer (45th minute) scored for Al Shamal.
Al Rayyan apparently took the game easy, having already made it to the knockout semifinals with 12 points alongside group toppers Al Wakrah (18 points).
Al Shamal, despite the victory, finished on 11 points in third place and exited the tournament, along with Umm Salal (eight points) and Al Ahli (seven points), who were locked in a 2-2 draw in the day’s early kick-off.
Al Rayyan had more ball possession in the first half, but Al Shamal were 2-0 up by the end of it.
Al Rayyan attacked from the word go. Around 10 minutes, Naif Al Hadrami came up with a volley from an angle which Al Shamal goalkeeper Marwan Sheriff blocked and Hashem Ali skied the rebound.
Al Rayyan striker Yohan Boli headed against the horizontal in the 16th minute and the ball came back to play.
Boli executed a free-kick in the 23rd minute which the goalkeeper just about managed to palm away.
However, Al Shamal scored against the run of play through a counter-attack and Fahad Waad gave it a neat finish.
Al Shamal’s confidence increased and Mohammed El Sayed (Jeddo) hit the ball over the bar before they doubled the lead in the last minute of first half through Nooijer.
After the teams traded moves for half-an-hour in the second half, Al Shamal made it 3-0 as Fahad Waad found the mark again.
And the score remained the same.