QNB Stars League Week 16 - Al Rayyan 1 Al Ahli 0
Al Rayyan beat Al Ahli 1-0 in Week 16 of the 2019-20 QNB Stars League at the Al Sadd Stadium on Thursday.
Yacine Brahimi scored from the penalty spot in the 69th minute. The Algerian attacking midfielder took his personal tally to 11 goals.
Al Rayyan moved to 35 points, while Al Ahli remained on 18 points.
The first half failed to produce any worthwhile attempts.
Al Ahli’s Hernan Perez shot straight to goalkeeper Fahad Younis and Abel Mathias was off-target from close, while Al Rayyan’s Abdulaziz Hatem’s shot was saved by the rival defence for a corner. Captain Rodrigo Tabata took the resultant kick and Ahmed Abdelmaqsoud's first-time booming shot off it was blocked by Al Ahli custodian Ivanildo Rodriguez.
Al Rayyan started the second session by substituting Mowafak Awad and in came Abdulrahman Al Harazi.
The winning goal came in the form of a penalty, awarded when Al Ahli’s Abdulrasheed Umaru fouled Khaled Muftah inside the box. And Brahimi was on target.
Brahimi was replaced by striker Sebastian Soria in the 82nd minute in a bid to seal the game, but the scoreline remained the same.
It was Al Rayyan’s 10th victory, whereas Al Ahli suffered their eighth defeat.
Al Rayyan had beaten Al Ahli 3-1 in the first leg of 2019-20 QNB Stars League.