QNB Stars League Week 12 – Al Arabi 3 Al Khor 0
Al Arabi beat Al Khor 3-0 in Week 12 of the 2020-21 season QNB Stars League at the Al Arabi Stadium on Sunday.
Mehrdad Mohammadi (18th minute), Mehdi Torabi (38th minute) and Abdulrahman Anad (71st minute) scored the goals as Al Arabi completed a hat-trick of wins. The Dream Team now have four victories and 15 points.
Al Khor’s miseries compounded as they crashed to their seventh defeat and stood on seven points, very much in the danger zone, as the tournament entered the second leg.
Both teams fought hard with the aim of bettering their position in the league, Al Arabi to move up the ladder and Al Khor to stay away from the danger zone.
In the end, Al Arabi had the last laugh as they put behind their disappointments in the first leg and began the second leg on a confident note by achieving their third successive victory. Heimir Hallgrimsson’s men had beaten Al Kharaitiyat 3-1 in Week 10 and Al Sailiya 1-0 in Week 11.
Mehrdad opened the scoring through an attack that also involved Torabi and Ahmed Fathy.
Torabi doubled the lead by putting the ball past goalkeeper Baba Djibril after receiving a pass from Sebastian Soria.
Al Arabi had more possession (56 per cent) in both halves even though Al Khor had their chances.
Abdulrahman Anad made it 3-0 with a rising shot which could have been pouched by Djibril, but the latter fumbled with his collection and the ball drifted into the goal.
Al Khor now have their back to the wall as The Knights have only one point more than bottom-placed Al Kharaitiyat.