Ooredoo Cup Round 3 - Al Wakrah 3 Al Duhail 1
Al Wakrah notched up their second victory in the 2020-21 season Ooredoo Cup when they beat Al Duhail 3-1 in Round 3 (Group A) at the Al Duhail Stadium on Tuesday.
Omar Ali (23rd and 68th minutes) and Ousmane Coulibaly (64th minute) scored for the winners.
Abdulrahman Moustafa scored Al Duhail’s goal in the 29th minute.
Al Wakrah moved on to seven points, while reigning QNB Stars League champions Al Duhail have yet to open their account although they have one match in hand.
Al Duhail’s game against Al Sadd in Round 1 was postponed owing to both teams’ campaigns in the 2020 AFC Champions League. The Red Knights had lost 1-3 to Al Sailiya in Round 2.
Al Wakrah, who had played out a 1-1 draw with Qatar SC in Round 1, then beat Al Khor 2-1.
Al Duhail dominated the ball in the first half where the teams were level at 1-1, but it was Al Wakrah who had more chances. The Blue Wave gained much ground after resumption and scored two more goals to seal an important win.
Omar opened the scoring by taking advantage of a faulty clearance by Ahmed Yasser. Captain Isaias Sanchez set up Omar with the ball and the latter calmly volleyed the ball home.
A surge by Al Wakrah saw Cristian Ceballos hit the side-netting the next minute.
Al Duhail now took control and drew level through Abdulrahman Moustafa, who produced a neat finish off a Luis Martin through pass.
Al Duhail’s Eduardo Rodriguez (Dudu) skied the ball in the 41st minute.
Earlier, Al Wakrah’s Mohamed Benyettou had come close on a couple of occasions.
Al Wakrah were more determined in the second session and that reflected on the result.
Coulibaly headed in a chipped pass from former Al Duhail defender Lucas Mendes to make it 2-1 and Omar found the target a second time off a pass from Ceballos from near the goalline.