QNB Stars League Week 2 – Umm Salal 0 Al Khor 0
Umm Salal and Al Khor shared points following a goalless draw in Week 2 of the 2020-21 season QNB Stars League at the Al Ahli Stadium on Tuesday.
It was the first point of Umm Salal, who had lost 0-3 to Al Duhail in their opener, while Al Khor moved on to two points, having earlier held Al Arabi to a 2-2 draw.
Umm Salal made the first attempt at the goal in the fourth minute with a shot from Yannick Sagbo, who is back in their fold this season. However, Al Khor goalkeeper Baba Djibril saved it.
Al Khor’s first opportunity came in the 11th minute when Ibrahim Amada dodged more than one player in the Umm Salal defence and passed the ball to Said Brahimi at the goal, but the latter hit wide of the target.
Both teams continued to make a breakthrough in the second half.
Around the 70th minute, Sagbo missed an opportunity to score as his bicycle kick, off a pass from Walid Mesloub, went narrowly wide.
The striker from Ivory Coast soon headed wide. Umm Salal’s Mesloub and Kesse Amangoua too made tries at the goal.
It may be recalled that Al Khor managed to stay in the top flight by defeating Al Markhiya 2-0 in play-off.
The play-off pitted 11th-placed team in the QNB Stars League against Second Division runners-up of 2019-20 season.