Qatar SC beat Al Duhail in QSL Cup Round 5, Group A match


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Qatar SC registered a 2-1 win over Al Duhail in their QSL Cup Round 5, Group A match at the Al Gharafa Stadium on Friday.

Ali Said (eighth minute) and Khalid Mahmoudi (42nd) scored the goals for Qatar SC. Paolo Edmilson pulled one back for Al Duhail in the 84th minute.

The match was originally scheduled for Thursday, but was rescheduled for Friday at the request of Al Duhail and with the approval of Qatar SC because of the pressure on Under-23 players as well as the presence of a large number of players in the Qatar national team and Olympic team.

Qatar SC (11 points), Al Gharafa (nine), Al Duhail (eight) and Al Kharaitiyat (six) progressed to the quarterfinals from the group.

Umm Salal and Al Arabi finished with five and one points respectively.

The first-four teams from each group advanced to the quarterfinals, where the winners of Group A face fourth-placed team of Group B.

The other quarterfinals will be second-placed team of Group A vs third-placed team of Group B, third-placed team of Group A vs second-placed team of Group B and fourth-placed team of Group A vs winners of Group B.

It was Qatar SC’s third victory in the tournament, the most number of wins in Group A.

They took the half-time break with a two-goal cushion. The game looked like ending with the same scoreline until substitute Brazilian striker Edmilson, who replaced Moroccan spearhead Yousef El Arabi at the start of second half, scored late.