QNB Stars League Week 14 - Al Sailiya 2 Al Kharaitiyat 0


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Al Sailiya defeated Al Kharaitiyat 2-0 in Week 14 of the 2020-21 season QNB Stars League at the Al Ahli Stadium on Tuesday.

Abdulqadir Ilyas (27th minute) and Mohanad Ali (51st minute) scored the goals as Al Sailiya raised their score to 18 points with their fifth victory, while Al Kharaitiyat remained on six points following their 12th defeat, the worst record by any side in the 12-team tournament.

Sami Trabelsi-coached Al Sailiya thus somewhat put behind the disappointment of losing big-time to leaders Al Sadd (0-8) in the previous round.

The result further compounded the woes of Al Kharaitiyat, who remained as the basement side, and they now stare at relegation. The Thunders are now under the tutelage of ex-Qatar international midfielder Wesam Rizik, who recently replaced Yousef Adam.

It may be a coincidence that Al Sailiya had beaten Al Kharaitiyat by the same margin in the first leg of 2020-21 season QNB Stars League.

The match began with goal attempts by both teams.

Ilyas opened the scoring by putting the ball past the left side of goalkeeper Shehab Ellethy.

Ahmed Saleh almost equalised for Al Kharaitiyat with a powerful shot in the 25th minute, but was thwarted by Al Sailiya goalkeeper Claude Amine.

Al Kharitiyat were reduced to 10 men in the 44th minute following the red-card suspension of their defender Daniel Goumou for his foul on Mohanad.

Not long after changing ends, Al Sailiya doubled their lead, with Mohanad finding the target.

Al Sailiya created some more chances as the game wore on, but the scoreline did not swell further.