QNB Stars League Week 12 — Al Sadd 7 Al Kharaitiyat 1


Baghdad Bounedjah struck another hat-trick to boost his overall tally to 19 goals this season as Al Sadd beat Al Kharaitiyat 7-1 in Week 12 of the QNB Stars League at the Al Sadd Stadium on Thursday.

Bounedjah scored in the 17th, 46th and 87th minutes as the hosts raced to a comfortable victory.

Hamed Ismail (28th), Abdulkareem Hassan (37th), Akram Afif (64th-min penalty) and Ahmad Sayyar (89th) also scored for Al Sadd.

Mahmoud Saad reduced the deficit with a left-footed low drive in the 82nd minute for Al Kharaitiyat.

Bounedjah opened the scoring following a fumble by Al Kharaitiyat keeper Ahmed Sofyan. Ismail slipped in a cross from the flank but instead of grabbing the ball, keeper Sofyan let it slip out. Bounedjah easily fired home from close range.

Ismail doubled the lead with a neat strike. Hassan then contributed the team’s third goal with a left-footed drive from close range.

Bounedjah scored his second of the match and 18th of the season as Al Sadd raced to a 4-0 lead soon after resumption of play in the second half.

Promising Akram scored their fifth goal off a penalty.

After Mahmoud managed to drive a powerful shot into the Al Sadd net from close range to reduce the deficit, Bounedjah completed his hat-trick with a powerful left-footed drive into the top of the net.

Substitute Sayyar, after getting a cross from Akram, curled one in for The Wolves’ seventh goal of the night.