QNB Stars League Week 2 - Al Shahania 1 Al Sadd 7


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Al Sadd continued from where they left off as they beat Al Shahania 7-1 in Week 2 of the 2019-20 QNB Stars League at the Al Sadd Stadium on Saturday.

Algerian striker Baghdad Bounedjah led Al Sadd’s scoring act with a hat-trick (eighth, 17th, 28th and 72nd minutes).

Boualem Khoukhi (24th), Abdelkarim Hassan (34th) and Hassan Al Haydous (44th minute) were the other scorers of The Wolves, who were also helped by an own goal by Al Shahania's Salih Al Yahri as he deflected in Bounedjah's goal-bound shot off a cross from Hassan Al Haydous.

Ali Ferydoon gave Al Shahania’s only reply in the 75th minute.

Al Sadd thus remained on top of the QNB Stars League standings with six points. They had beaten Al Wakrah 4-1 in the opening round.

Al Sadd dominated the ball with 60 per cent possession. They led 6-0 at half-time.

As expected, Al Sadd were in their element and their players fared like men possessed.

On the contrary, Al Shahania could not offer their best levels against a marauding Al Sadd side, who were also helped by the good form of Qatar international striker Akram Afif, with the latter working in tandem with Bounedjah.

Al Sadd are now the only side in the 12-team competition with an all-win record. 

Al Shahania have yet to open their account and are lying at the bottom of the table.