Al Duhail beat Al Arabi 2-0 in Week 13 of the 2021-2022 season QNB Stars League at the Al Arabi Stadium on Saturday.
Kenyan striker Michael Olunga scored the goals for Al Duhail in the fourth and 48th minutes.
Al Duhail raised their score to 29 points following their ninth victory, whereas Al Arabi remained on 20 points after their fifth defeat.
Al Duhail grabbed an early lead through Olunga, who took advantage of Almoez Ali's pass after the Al Arabi defence failed to clear the ball. And Olunga hit the ball home to the right of goalkeeper Sataa Al Abbasi.
Al Arabi started showing better cohesion and almost scored the equalizer in the 12th minute, but Abdullah Marafih hit his shot against the right post.
Al Duhail then exerted pressure on the rival defence and, in the 35th minute, Edmilson fired a powerful shot from inside the penalty area, which was brilliantly saved by Al Abbasi, conceding a corner kick.
The second half was full of excitement and Al Duhail soon added a second goal, again through Olunga, who received Mohammed Alaaeldin's cross from the right before finding the target.
In the 68th minute, Al Arabi’s Abdulrahman Fahmy fired a powerful shot from outside the penalty area, but it missed the target.
The match became fast-paced and Al Arabi pressed hard to reduce the margin, but the Al Duhail defence held firm.
In the 79th minute, Ahmed Fathy penetrated through the Al Duhail defence and was alone in the goal, but goalkeeper Salah Zakaria came to the rescue.
The last minutes saw attempts by both teams, but Al Duhail managed to hold on.