QNB Stars League Week 22 — Al Khor 2 Al Arabi 1


Al Khor will be delighted as they finished their season on a high, thanks to a 2-1 victory over Al Arabi in Week 22 of the QNB Stars League on Sunday.

The home side scored through Ariel Thierry in the 15th and 88th minutes, while Saad Natiq found Al Arabi’s goal in the 71st.

In what was a lively start to the game, it was Al Khor who took the initiative with some high pressing from Mowafak Qiddom. He dispossessed the opposition before laying off the ball to Thierry, who pirouetted past his marker and drove his shot past the keeper.

With neither side creating too many chances, it was Thierry who was the one constant threat. He had multiple chances to double the lead, most notable being a header over the bar from a corner.

Al Arabi grew into the game and nearly grabbed an equaliser when Khalfan saw his venomous shot being brilliantly saved by Khalifa Abubacker. Midway through the half, they got their reward when Saad responded quickest to a goal scramble in the area and was on hand to poke home.  

With the game drawing to a close, Al Khor sealed the points, thanks to man of the match Thierry. He reacted quickest to a knock down from Salem Kilal and finished from close range.