QNB Stars League Week 5 Review


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The 2020-21 season QNB Stars League’s Week 5 matches, played on 24th, 25th and 26th October, 2020, witnessed plenty of drama and excitement. As many as 25 goals were scored and only one of the five matches ended in a draw as the tournament takes a break now.

Al Sadd surged to the top of the table with 13 points following their big 7-1 victory over Al Ahli, who remained on 12 points.

Hashem Ali led the scoring for Al Sadd with two goals. Rodrigo Tabata, Akram Afif, Santi Cazorla, Nam Tae-Hee and Ahmed Sayyar were the other scorers.

Nabil El Zhar gave the lone reply for Al Ahli, who stood second in the table.

Reigning champions Al Duhail climbed from fifth to third with nine points after registering a 2-1 victory over Al Rayyan in the week’s marquee fixture.

Eduardo Rodriguez (Dudu) and Ramin Rezaeian scored for Al Duhail after Al Rayyan took the lead through Yacine Brahimi. Al Rayyan slipped from fourth to sixth position with seven points.

Umm Salal recorded their first victory by beating Qatar SC 1-0, with Ismail Mahmoud netting the winner. The teams swapped 10th and last places following the result.

Al Sailiya made it big as they beat Al Gharafa by a 4-2 margin and occupied the seventh spot, whereas Al Gharafa lost the third position to be placed fourth.

Mohanad Ali (two goals), Mohammed Mudather and Ahmed Hammoudan scored for Al Sailiya. For Al Gharafa, Muad Hassan and Jonathan Kodjia found the target.

Al Sailiya, who moved from eighth to seventh, and Al Gharafa are now on seven and nine points respectively.

Al Wakrah and Al Arabi fought out an entertaining 2-2 draw to be on fifth and ninth position with seven and five points respectively.

Promoted Al Kharaitiyat scored an impressive 2-1 victory over Al Khor to move from 11th to eighth spot with six points, while Al Khor slipped from ninth to 11th position with three points.

While Mohammed Osman and Rachid Tiberkanine scored for Al Kharaitiyat, new recruit Giannis Fetfatzidis found the target for Al Khor.