Al Khor and Al Sailiya played out a 1-1 draw in Round 8 (Group B) of the 2021-2022 season Ooredoo Cup at the Al Khor Stadium on Thursday.
Fahad Khalfan Al Balooshi (37th minute) scored for Al Sailiya, while Al Khor equalized through Ahmed Al Mohannadi (45+1 minute).
Al Khor and Al Sailiya both now have nine points, with the latter playing six rounds as against the former’s seven matches.
Al Sailiya called the shots early on, but Al Khor slowly came into the game.
Al Sailiya’s Ghanem Al Qahtani made the first attempt at the goal, either side, but his long-ranger in the 18th minute went narrowly wide.
Ramin Rezaein and Fahad Khalfan were at the forefront of Al Sailiya’s attacks.
At the other end, Kayke Rodrigues and Ahmed Al Mohannadi led the charge for Al Khor.
Even as Al Sailiya created more chances, Al Khor had an opportunity after half-an-hour, but Kayke was a bit slow in connecting the ball.
Changing ends, both teams kept exerting pressure on each other.
Al Sailiya’s Valentin Adama came off the bench in the 66th minute in place of Ramin in a bid to strengthen their attack.
Al Khor earned a free-kick in the 71st minute only for Kayke to send it over the bar.
Al Sailiya almost went up a second time in the 74th minute, but Ahmed Yasser Sebaie’s long-range shot came off the left post and Adama’s header off the rebound went over the bar.
Fahad Khalfan was at it again on 80 minutes. However, he was unlucky, being denied by the horizontal.