QNB Stars League Week 9 - Qatar SC 1 Al Shahania 0
Qatar SC beat Al Shahania 1-0 in Week 9 of the 2019-20 QNB Stars League at the Qatar SC Stadium on Thursday.
Uzbek striker Sardor Rashidov (45+1) scored the winning goal for Qatar SC as they moved on to nine points following their third victory. The Kings had defeated Umm Salal 5-0 last week. Their other victory was against Al Khor (2-1) in Week 5.
Qatar SC have been making steady progress ever since they had a change at the helm, with former Qatar international and Al Sadd midfielder Wesam Rizik coming in place of Spanish coach Carlos Alos Ferrer recently.
Al Shahania, who were coming from three consecutive draws (against Umm Salal, Al Ahli and Al Sailiya) could not make a breakthrough and lost three crucial points.
Qatar SC dominated possession (57 per cent) in the first half even though A Shahania succeeded in restricting them from scoring in regular time.
Qatar SC created more chances, while Al Shahania players resorted to wayward shooting and headers. However, The Kings went into the half-time break on the back of a one-goal lead, thanks to Rashidov who easily placed home a cross from Kayke Rodriguez in stoppage time.
Ali Ferydoon and Ramin Rezaein tried hard to draw parity for Al Shahania in the second half, but in vain.