QNB Stars League Week 11 - Qatar SC 1 Al Arabi 1


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Qatar SC and Al Arabi played out a 1-1 draw in Week 11 of the QNB Stars League at the Qatar SC Stadium on Sunday.

Hamdi Harbaoui took Al Arabi ahead in the 14th minute, a lead that was neutralised by Qatar SC through Kayke Rodriguez in the 25th minute.

Al Arabi now have 15 points and Qatar SC 13.

Qatar SC had completed a hat-trick of victories before the QNB Stars League took a long break.

Al Arabi have played one match less as their game against Al Sadd was deferred due to the latter’s AFC Champions League commitment.

Possession was almost even in the first half and the match lived up to its billing.

Al Arabi surged ahead through Harbaoui, who headed in a free-kick by Marc Martinez from the right.

Kayke drew level for Qatar SC as he nodded home Nasir Abbas’ cross from the right.

Qatar SC played with one man less from the 19th minute when Eisa Ahmed was red-carded by referee Nayef Al Kadiri for a foul on Abdullah Issa.

Qatar SC’s Sardor Rashidov made a couple of forays after restart. The Uzbek hit the side netting in the 49th minute and fumbled a chance in the 58th minute.

At the other end, Harbaoui headed wide from close with only goalkeeper Jassim Al Hail in front, after Abdullah Marafy sent a cross.