QNB Stars League Week 8 — Al Shahania 1 Al Ahli 2
Al Ahli produced a spirited display to beat Al Shahania 2-1 in their QNB Stars League Week 8 clash at the Al Arabi Stadium on Saturday.
Mohsine Moutaouali (13th) and Mohammed Muntari (72nd) scored the goals for the winners.
A neat finish from Vazquez Luciano in the 79th minute helped Al Shahania reduce the margin of defeat.
After a fast-paced start, Al Ahli opened the scoring as Moutaouali beat Al Shahania keeper Amer Al Amri with a powerful shot.
In the 34th minute, Hamad Saoud Al Jehaini of Al Shahania curled in a free-kick that narrowly missed the Al Ahli crossbar.
In the second half, a rough tackle by Luciano brought down Nigel de Jong causing a long stoppage in play.
Soon afterwards, Al Ahli scored their second goal. Muntari, despite under pressure from Ayoub Mashhour, found his second goal of the season with a left-footed drive.
In the 79th minute, Al Shahania’s Luciano picked up a loose ball and flicked it towards the Al Ahli goal. The ball hit keeper Yazan Naim’s leg before going into the net.
After a few feisty exchanges close to the final whistle, Al Ahli emerged as the winners.