QNB Stars League Week 3 - Al Khor 2 Al Ahli 3
Al Ahli waged a spirited battle to script a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Al Khor in Week 3 of the 2019-20 QNB Stars League at the Al Janoub Stadium on Friday.
Nabil El Zahr (58th-min penalty), Abel Mathias (66th) and Hernan Gonzalez (90th-min penalty) scored for Al Ahli.
For Al Khor, Ibrahim Amada (32nd minute) and Ahmed Hammoudan (76th) were the scorers.
Al Ahli now have six points with their second victory, while Al Khor stood on four points with one victory, one draw and a defeat.
Al Ahli had more of the ball in the first half, but it was Al Khor who took the lead through Amada whose long-ranger from almost 35 yards beat rival goalkeeper Ivanildo Rodrigues hands down.
Al Khor had a goal ruled out through VAR when Wagner was caught offside in the 13th minute.
Al Ahli’s best chance in the first session was when Hernan shot over off a cross from Mohamed Diame.
Al Ahli, who attacked more after the break, equalised through captain Nabil when Majed Mohammed was fouled and referee Nayef Al Kadiri pointed to the spot.
Al Ahli went 2-1 up when Abel capitalised on a faulty clearance by Ivanildo.
It was Al Khor’s turn to equalise as Hammoudan latched on to a through pass from Abdulla Nasser off a counter-attack.
When the match was heading towards a draw came Al Ahli’s winning goal, with Hernan on target from the spot.