QNB Stars League Week 18 – Al Shahania 3 Al Rayyan 0
Al Shahania delivered a spirited performance to shock Al Rayyan 3-0 in Week 18 of the QNB Stars League at the Al Arabi Stadium on Wednesday.
It was just the fifth win for Al Shahania this season as Al Rayyan failed to add to their eight victories.
Rebin Solaka opened the scoring as early as the sixth minute when he slotted the ball into the Al Rayyan net following an indirect free-kick. Al Rayyan keeper Fahd Younis could not keep the ball out in the first attempt and Solaka deflected the loose ball home.
In the 34th minute, Kesse Amangoua tapped down a loopy long-range cross in front of him and then smartly picked out Sultan Al Kuwari with a neat cross.
Sultan, despite being under pressure from an Al Rayyan defender, wasted little time and fired to the right of the keeper from the edge of the box. The pace of the shot beat the outstretched hand of Fahd as the ball crashed into the net.
In a daring solo run, Saad Hussain put Al Shahania 3-0 up three minutes into the second half. After picking up a short pass near the half line, Hussain ran all the way into the Al Rayyan box, lured the keeper out of his position and curled the ball into the net with his right foot to cap his stunning effort with a goal that left the opposition shell-shocked.