QNB Stars League Week 7 - Al Duhail 4 Al Kharaitiyat 1
Holders Al Duhail defeated Al Kharaitiyat 4-1 in Week 7 of the 2020-21 season QNB Stars League at the Al Duhail Stadium on Friday.
Almoez Ali (13th and 40th minutes), Ramin Rezaein (37th minute) and Khaled Mohammed (90+1) scored for Al Duhail. The Red Knights swelled their points tally to 12 with their fourth victory.
Khaldoun Ismail pulled one back for Al Kharaitiyat in the 55th minute.
Al Kharaitiyat remained on six points following their fifth defeat.
Al Duhail looked like they were out to make up for the 0-3 loss to Al Gharafa in the previous round and were in attacking mode from the word go.
Karim Boudiaf, Edmilson Junior, Rezaein & Co gave good support to the frontliners. Eduardo Rodriguez was the pick of the players, especially in the first half, even though he could not get into the scoring act. The Brazilian was unlucky on more than one occasion, with him being either off target or thwarted by goalkeeper Shehab Ellethy.
Al Duhail’s other main miss during the opening session was when Abdullah Abdulsalam hit one against the left upright.
Al Kharaitiyat’s only worthwhile attempt was made by their spearhead Rachid Tiberkanine, but that was saved by goalkeeper Mohammed Al Bakri.
Almoez started the scoring by heading in Edmilson’s cross. Rezaein followed it up by nodding home Eduardo’s cross.
The duo of Almoez and Edmilson combined for a second time to produce the team’s third goal.
Al Kharaitiyat upped their ante in the second half and could reduce the margin through Khaldoun, who was assisted by Abdulmajid Anad in the process.
However, Al Duhail sealed the issue through Under-23 player Khaled Mohammed in stoppage time.