QNB Stars League Week 4 - Al Arabi 2 Al Shahania 1
Al Arabi defeated Al Shahania 2-1 in Week 4 of the 2019-20 QNB Stars League at the Al Janoub Stadium on Thursday.
Mohammed Salah El Neel (first minute and 89th minute) scored for Al Arabi. Al Shahania’s goal was scored by Ramin Rezaeian in the 74th minute through a penalty.
In what was a shocker for Al Shahania, El Neel quickly finished off a move that literally originated from the kick-off. The striker latched on to a long pass after Khalifa Al Dossari midjudged the flight of the ball that went over Al Shahania goalkeeper’s head one bounce and applied the finishing touch.
Al Shahania had to be credited for putting the early heartbreak behind them and giving Al Arabi a good fight in the first half, where their best chance came when Kesse Amangoua came up with a long-ranger, which rival goalkeeper Gregory Gomis parried.
Soon after restart, Al Shahania’s Abdelaziz Barrada headed wide.
The match now gathered steam. After Al Arabi’s Hamdi Harbaoui’s weak shot that went wide of the post, Al Shahania’s Rezaeian struck a powerful shot, which Gomis put to safety.
Then came the equaliser when Rezaeian converted from the penalty spot.
After Khalifa thwarted Al Arabi’s Yousef Abdurizag’s shot, El Neel netted the winner from close range to seal full points for The Dream Team.