QNB Stars League Week 22 – Al Sadd 3 Qatar SC 0


Al Sadd beat Qatar SC 3-0 in Week 22 (final round) of the 2020-21 season QNB Stars League at the Al Sadd Stadium on Friday.

Abdelkarim Hassan gave Al Sadd the lead as early as the third minute. Rodrigo Tabata doubled the advantage with a penalty kick in the 39th minute and Yousef Abdulrazaq rounded off the tally in the 76th minute.

With the win, Al Sadd managed to wrap up the season undefeated, collecting 60 points from 19 victories and three draws.

Qatar SC finished with 32 points following their eighth defeat.

Al Sadd started with their routine aggression and a move by Abdelkarim Hassan and Tabata led to an own goal, early in the match. Hassan, after reaching close to the goal, chipped the ball back past Qatar SC goalkeeper Jassim Al Hail from the left and Khaled Mahmoudi accidentally struck it to his own goal.

A few minutes later, Al Hail made a good save from Ali Asad’s hit following a corner as The Wolves were pushing for more goals. Qatar SC goalkeeper denied a brilliant header by Abdulrazaq following a free-kick.

After a tough start, Qatar SC started to move in opposition’s area in the middle of the first half, with  Youcef Belaili creating problems for Al Sadd’s defence with a couple of fiery attempts.

However, Hashem Ali set up Al Sadd’s second goal by winning a penalty kick after racing into Qatar SC’s box with a stunning display, before Qatar SC’s Mohammed Salem stopped him near the goal with a rash tackle.

Referee Meshari Ali Al Shamari immediately signalled a spot kick and Tabata struck Al Sadd’s second goal with a confident low drive in the centre, with Al Hail diving on his left.

Qatar SC won a couple of free-kicks at the start of final session, but could not pose danger to Al Sadd’s goal in the presence of keeper Saad Al Dossari.

Later, an impressive shot from a distance by Al Sadd’s Eisa was well-saved by the goalkeeper by diving on his left, before he thwarted Ali Asad’s fabulous try in the 55th minute.

In the 63rd minute, striker Baghdad Bounedjah, along with Ahmed Suhail and Bahaa Ellethy, came off the bench.

Qatar SC were rarely surging in counter-attacks and they were barely able to pose any danger, losing the ball easily after reaching close to the area as Al Sadd were solid in defence too.

Al Sadd fired their third goal through Abdulrazaq, who hit the ball in Al Hail’s left corner following an assist by Ali Asad.

A goal by Qatar SC following a corner kick, 12 minutes before time was ruled out after Anthony Okpotu was declared offside.

Bounedjah made an attempt for his first goal of the match a few minutes later, but Al Hail deflected his shot on target.

However, Al Sadd players returned from the pitch delighted, concluding the season with another commanding victory.