QNB Stars League Week 14 — Al Ahli 0 Umm Salal 0
Hosts Al Ahli and Umm Salal played out a goalless draw in the opening match of Week 14 of the QNB Stars League on Friday.
Al Ahli and Umm Salal moved to 23 and 17 points respectively.
Al Ahli thus extended their unbeaten run to seven matches, that included five wins.
As Umm Salal took time to settle down, Al Ahli created the first real chance in the 27th minute only to see it go waste after Umm Salal goalkeeper Baba Malik collected the ball after Mohsine Moutaouli failed to connect a cross from the right by Abdelrahman Mohammed.
Two minutes later, Mohsine shot over the bar, this time Mohammed Muntari doing the spadework from the right.
For Umm Salal, strikers Yannick Sagbo and Mahmoud Al Mawas made feeble attempts as the first half drew to a close.
Umm Salal showed more vigour in the second session. Sagbo had a chance, but he failed to connect the ball.
Al Ahli’s Mohammed Tresor headed a Mohsine corner straight to Malik in the 67th minute, while Khalil Sherief missed a sitter off a Muntari cross from the left in the 74th.
Umm Salal’s attack lacked teeth, with Sagbo and Al Mawas being off-colour.
Al Ahli replaced Muntari with Ali Qaderi with more than 10 minutes left in the game in their bid to make a breakthrough.
The final few minutes saw hectic action, but the stalemate continued.