QNB Stars League Week 15 — Al Khor 1 Al Sailiya 2


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Al Sailiya scored an entertaining 2-1 away win against Al Khor in Week 15 of the 2018-19 season QNB Stars League on Saturday.

The visitors’ goals came through Rachid Tiberkanine in the 14th and 48th minute before Al Khor grabbed a consolation penalty goal through Wagner Ferreira in the 79th.

With a rapid start to the game from both sides, it was inevitable that an early goal was on the cards and Al Sailiya made the perfect start, thanks to talisman Tiberkanine.

He responded well to a looped cross from the left of the area and nipped in between two defenders to tuck a header inside the near post.

Abdulqadir Ilyas nearly added another just before the break, but his athletic volley struck the post.

Within minutes of restart, Tiberkanine was quick to double Al Sailiya’s lead, thanks to his natural predatory instinct. With the ball falling inside the box after a scramble, he reacted quickest to poke it home with his right boot from eight yards.

Al Khor grew into the game immediately and had multiple chances denied by some last-gasp heroics from opposition goalkeeper Saoud Al Khater.

Following some heavy pressing, Al Khor were provided with a lifeline after a penalty was awarded when Mostafa Hamid wrestled Diogo to the ground. Wagner stepped up to drive his penalty hard into the top right-hand corner.

While applying further pressure Al Khor’s hopes were in vain, with Al Sailiya holding on to win all three points.