QNB Stars League Week 17 — Al Ahli 0 Qatar SC 1


Qatar SC secured all three points following an impressive 1-0 win away to Al Ahli in Week 17 of the QNB Stars League on Friday.

The only goal of the game came from Syrian striker Osama Omari, signed in the January transfer window, in the 57th minute.

An evenly-matched first half saw a low number of chances. The best early opportunity came from Osama when his crossed free-kick evaded everybody and rebounded off the post.

Al Ahli were then handed a penalty late in the half, but Meshaal Abdullah’s strike and subsequent rebound were brilliantly saved by Jassim Al Hail.

Right at the close of the half, Qatar SC went on the counter-attack and spurned glorious chances. Luis Jimenez was first denied when he was in a one on one with Yazan Naim, who superbly saved the follow-up from Omar Al Emadi.

Into the second half and Qatar SC approached the game with a renewed vigour. Following wave after wave of attacks, they were finally rewarded. A goal scramble ensued in the penalty area with the ball kindly falling to Osama, who made no mistake from five yards out.

With the game drawing to a close, Al Ahli were on top, but thanks to heroics of Al Hail, Qatar SC held out for a magnificent victory.