QNB Stars League Week 11 - Umm Salal 0 Al Sailiya 2
Al Sailiya defeated Umm Salal 2-0 in Week 11 of the QNB Stars League at the Qatar SC Stadium on Sunday.
Mostafa Mohammed (third minute) and Abdulqadir Ilyas (37th minute) scored the goals as Al Sailiya moved to 17 points with their fifth victory.
As the tournament completed the halfway stage, Umm Salal found themselves precariously placed with just five points from one victory and two draws to show for their efforts. The Orange Fortress have suffered eight defeats.
Al Sailiya, who finished a creditable third last season, have top-four finish as their target this season too. And that reflected on their performance.
Umm Salal will need to pull up their socks if they are to move away from the danger zone.
Even before Umm Salal settled down, Al Sailiya got down to business, with Mostafa finding the target from a goalmouth melee following a Majdi Siddiq free-kick from the right.
Midway through the half, Al Sailiya’s Karim Ansari hit a rising shot against the crossbar.
Umm Salal also had their chances, but it was Al Sailiya who were spot-on for a second time as Ilyas headed in a free-kick by captain Majdi Siddiq.
The scoreline did not change in the second half. Umm Salal captain Yannick Sagbo came up with a screaming kick in stoppage time, but goalkeeper Khalifa Aboobacker was on hand to parry it as Al Sailiya bagged three valuable points.