QNB Stars League Week 10 - Al Khor 2 Al Duhail 3


Al Duhail came from two goals down to record a 3-2 victory over Al Khor in Week 10 of the 2019-20 QNB Stars League at the Al Khor Stadium on Friday.

Abdulla Moraisi (17th minute) and Ahmed Hammoudan (29th minute) put Al Khor ahead, but Al Duhail replied through Mohammed Muntari’s brace (43rd and 57th-minute penalty) and Yousef Msakni (66th).

Any ideas of a walkover for the league leaders were quickly put to bed when Al Khor surprised them with an early goal on the counter-attack. Thiago Bezerra drifted past two markers down the right-hand side before laying off a perfect pass for Al Moraisi to excellently side-foot home from 10 yards out.

The lead was quickly doubled when Bezerra again chased down a long ball over the top before finding Hammoudan with a well-weighted pass across the box and the marksman calmly slotted past Amine Lecomte.

Hammoudan should have put his side three goals up, and finished the match, when he rounded the keeper shortly after, but Amine made a superb recovery to block the striker’s shot.

This proved to be a costly opportunity missed as Al Duhail were not to be denied for long and soon got on the scoresheet. Paulo Edmilson whipped in an out-swinging corner from the right and Muntari rose highest to power a header low into the corner of the goal to bring the scores level at the break.

Al Duhail were able to quickly get back on level terms when they were awarded a penalty for a handball early in the second half and Muntari stepped up to convert the spot kick.

The turnaround was completed in the 66th minute when Msakni was quickest to react to a ball in the box, skipped past his marker and fired a hard shot across the face of the goal and into the net to complete the scoring.