Ooredoo Cup Round 4 - Al Sadd 1 Al Khor 0
A goal at the start of second half helped Al Sadd beat Al Khor 1-0 in Round 4 (Group A) of the 2020-21 season Ooredoo Cup at the Qatar SC Stadium on Wednesday.
Hashem Ali netted the winner in the 48th minute as Al Sadd registered their first win in the tournament. The Wolves have four points and Al Khor six.
In the fifth minute, Al Sadd’s Baha Mamdouh was shown the yellow card for a reckless push against Leonardo De Souza. Two minutes later, Al Khor’s Abdullah Mubarak, standing near the edge of the box, clipped a lobbed ball that narrowly missed the crossbar.
In the 12th minute, Rodrigo Tabata aimed for an over-ambitious long-range drive that sailed past the Al Khor goalpost.
In the 34th minute, Al Khor’s De Souza produced a delicate quick tap from close to the Al Sadd goalmouth, but Talal Abdulla was in the right place at the right time to block the shot with only keeper Jehad Mohammed on the goalline.
Three minutes from the half-time whistle, Al Khor’s Yuki Kobayashi produced a curling shot off a free-kick that was palmed away by Al Sadd keeper Jehad Mohammed.
Not long after the resumption of play, Al Sadd scored what turned out to be the only goal of the match.
After receiving a long pass a little distance away from the halfline, Ali, despite being marked by two Al Khor players, took the ball on his chest, quickly swivelled on his feet and fired a bullet to the right of keeper Ali Nader who could only see the ball crash into the net.
Al Khor’s efforts for an equaliser did not fetch results.