QNB Stars League Week 16 - Al Khor 2 Al Kharaitiyat 1


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Al Khor defeated 10-man Al Kharaitiyat 2-1 in Week 16 of the 2020-21 season QNB Stars League at Qatar SC Stadium on Saturday.

Khaled Radwan (ninth minute) and Pierre-Michel Lasogga (55th minute) scored for Al Khor in their third win this season. And it came at a crucial time when The Knights were in danger zone.

Nasser Ibrahim Al Nasr pulled one back for Al Kharaitiyat in the 79th minute.

After the victory in bottom-of-the-table clash, Al Khor moved to 13 points, while Al Kharaitiyat remained last with six points. Al Kharaitiyat had defeated Al Khor by the same margin in the first leg.

Al Khor started the match brightly by attacking the Al Kharaitiyat goal. They came close to scoring in the eighth minute, but Ismail Elhaddad, who was in a good position to score, fired his shot wide.

But just one minute later, Radwan scored with a clinical header as he evaded his marker from a corner kick to take Al Khor ahead.

Al Kharaitiyat, looking to make a comeback, began to attack, making many attempts, but they lacked accuracy as they had shot on target just once in the first half.    

Adding to their misery was a red card to Rachid Tiberkanine, who was expelled from the match for a dangerous challenge against Radwan in the 40th minute.

Three minutes after the start of second half, Radwan came close to scoring his second goal, but his header this time sailed just over the crossbar.

Seven minutes later, Lasogga doubled the lead for Al Khor by heading the ball past goalkeeper Mamdouh from close range after a cross from Elhaddad, following a corner.

In the 74th minute, Elhaddad sneaked into the Al Kharaitiyat box after a defensive error, but failed to beat the goalkeeper.

Five minutes later, Al Nasr fired a shot from outside the box and Al Khor goalkeeper Baba Djibril failed to stop the ball despite a long dive to his right.

After reducing the deficit, Al Kharaitiyat tried hard for an equaliser, but Al Khor ensured full points with solid defending and counter-attacks.