QNB Stars League Week 20 – Al Kharaitiyat 1 Al Ahli 2
Al Ahli fought back to beat Al Kharaitiyat 2-1 by a last-gasp goal in Week 20 of the 2020-21 season QNB Stars League at the Al Ahli Stadium on Saturday.
Al Kharaitiyat surged ahead in the 10th minute through Rachid Tiberkanine’s penalty conversion, but Al Ahli fought back to script a famous victory through Ibrahim Majed’s goals in the 34th and 90th minutes.
Referee Mohammed Al Shammari awarded the penalty when Al Ahli defender Mohammed Diame pulled down Tiberkanine, who was chasing a high ball inside the box.
Ibrahim Majed scored his first goal by heading in Hazem Shehata’s corner kick.
Barring the goals, Al Kharaitiyat’s Evans Mensah and Mohammed Osman too made serious attempts at the goal in the first half, while Al Ahli’s Hernan Perez and Nabil El Zhar took aim at the rival goal during the session.
Teams continued their bid to gain an upper hand in the second session, but in vain.
Tiberkanine missed the target by a whisker in the 79th minute. That was after Al Ahli captain Omid Ebrahimi missed a scoring chance.
Just when the game headed for a draw came the winner by Al Ahli. Ibrahim Majed turned out to be the hero of the night with his second goal as he placed home Hernan Perez’s long lob in the last minute of regular play, breaking the hearts of Al Kharaitiyat, who are precariously placed at the bottom of the table with only nine points.
Al Ahli, who had beaten Al Kharaitiyat 2-0 in the first leg of 2020-21 season QNB Stars League, are now on 32 points.