QNB Stars League Week 11 – Al Khor 0 Al Ahli 2
Al Ahli defeated Al Khor 2-0 in Week 11 of the QNB Stars League at the Al Khor Stadium on Saturday.
Abdelrahman Mohammed (44th minute) and substitute Ali Ferydoon (90+2) scored the goals.
Al Ahli raised their points to 18, while Al Khor stayed on eight and face relegation threat.
Al Khor dominated the proceedings in the first half even though it was Al Ahli who succeeded in scoring, against the run of play.
The host team forced seven corners too as against the visitors’ one.
Omid Ibrahimi, Al Ahli’s hero in their big win over Al Sadd in the previous round, unleashed a powerful free-kick and Al Khor’s Mohammed Al Bakri, who had a good game, put the ball to safety.
Soon, at the other end, Ahmed Yasin headed the ball against the left upright.
Yasin came close for a second time in the 26th minute, but his shot from close range was sent out by Al Ahli goalkeeper Ivanildo Rodrigues.
As the first half was drawing to a close, Al Ahli grabbed the lead through Abdelrahman who hit home a rebound from Al Bakri who first blocked Mouhcine Moutaouli’s shot.
Al Ahli took the field after the breather by replacing Ali Qaderi, who was the livewire in The Brigadiers’ midfield, with experienced striker Meshaal Abdullah.
After Al Bakri thwarted Mohammed Muntari in the 68th minute, Al Khor’s Brazilian professional Wagner Ferreira had a couple of chances towards the end. However, he could not capitalise on both of them.
Then came the goal of Ferydoon, who came in for Muntari right at the end of regular time.