QSL Cup Round 2 Group B Match Report
Al Rayyan cruised to a 5-1 victory over Al Sadd in their QSL Cup Round 2 Group B match at the Al Khor Stadium on Wednesday evening. The high-scoring fixture offered so much of excitement as expected.
Al Rayyan surged ahead in the 10th minute through an Abdelrazzak Hamdallah header, with experienced striker Sebastian Soria providing the assist.
Al Rayyan maintained their dominance and kept attacking. Hamdallah struck again, this time through a free-kick, after 19 minutes. The Lions came close to their third goal in the 22nd minute, but Gonzalo Viera’s attempt went past the left upright.
As the match wore on, Al Sadd improved their game. Meanwhile, Al Rayyan’s Ahmed Alaa missed an opportunity in the 36th minute. However, they were not to be denied for long, with Soria and Hamdallah reversing their roles two minutes later.
The trend continued in the second half as Al Rayyan remained on the offensive. They made it 4-0 in the 55th minute when Muhsen Metwalli converted from the penalty spot.
Al Sadd’s first attempt on the Al Rayyan goal came in the 61st minute. Jassem Al Shammari met with a cross from Meshaal Al Shammari, but the former was thwarted by Al Rayyan goalkeeper Saoud Al Khater.
Al Rayyan soon earned another penalty and Abdelrahman Al Harazi found the back of the net.
Meshaal netted the consolation goal for Al Sadd through a free-kick in the 74th minute.