Ooredoo Cup Round 3 - Al Sailiya 4 Al Sadd 4
Al Sailiya and Al Sadd played out a dramatic 4-4 draw in Round 3 (Group A) of the 2020-21 season Ooredoo Cup at the Al Duhail Stadium on Tuesday.
Striker Tiago Bezerra led Al Sailiya’s charge with a hat-trick (58th-min penalty, 74th and 78th-min-penalty). Mohanad Ali was their other scorer (72nd minute).
Rami Sohail (13th minute), Nam Tae-Hee (19th-min penalty), Yousef Abdulrazaq (47th minute) and substitute Rodrigo Tabata (53rd minute) scored for Al Sadd.
The total tally of eight goals included three penalty conversions.
Al Sailiya now have six points, while Al Sadd opened their account.
Al Sailiya had lost their opener 1-5 to Al Khor, but defeated Al Duhail 3-1 in Round 2.
Al Sadd, whose game against Al Duhail in Round 1 was postponed owing to both teams’ campaigns in the 2020 AFC Champions League, had lost 2-3 to Qatar SC in Round 2, after leading by two goals.
Incidentally, Al Sadd dropped points this time too after enjoying a 2-0 lead at the end of first half. The Wolves, who won the 2019-20 season Ooredoo Cup by beating Al Arabi 4-0 in the final on 10th October, missed many players owing to national duty.
It was a thrilling comeback by Al Sailiya in the second half, which saw six goals being scored in all. The Peregrines fought back into the game in extraordinary fashion as they trailed 0-4 by the 53rd minute.
The sudden splurge in attack by Al Sailiya saw them pump in three goals in the space of six minutes.