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Umm Salal scored a 3-1 win over Qatar SC in Round 2, Group A of the 2022-2023 season Ooredoo Cup at the Al Ahli Stadium on Sunday.

Al Sadd, Al Wakrah, Al Ahli and Al Sailiya are the other teams in Group A.

Group B consists of Al Duhail, Al Markhiya, Al Arabi, Al Shamal, Al Gharafa and Al Rayyan.

Ilyes Brimil (first minute), Sardor Rashidov (33rd minute) and Jonathan Kodjia (47th minute) scored the goals for Umm Salal, who moved on to six points. The Orange Fortress had beaten Al Ahli 2-1 in their opener.

Qatar SC, who had defeated Al Wakrah 3-1 in Round 1, remained on three points. Their consolation goal came from Sebastian Soria in the 25th minute.

Qatar SC played with 10 men for 45 minutes after Javier Martinez was sent off in the 45th minute.

Umm Salal were given a great start by Brimil soon after kick-off as Rashidov broke through from the left to set up Brimil with the chance from the top of the box and he sent in a rasping shot to beat the goalkeeper.

Qatar SC came back with an equalizer, with Soria striking after being provided with the ball by a livewire Eisa Ahmad who broke through the rival defence.

Umm Salal went into a 2-1 lead, with Rashidov making a superb shot from 10 yards outside the box. His left-footed kick found the far right corner of the net. The onrushing Rashidov was set up with the ball by an assist from Khaled Walid Mansour.

Qatar SC were unlucky when in the final minutes of first half a powerful free-kick went on to hit the crossbar and fly away.

Kodjia added to Umm Salal’s delight soon in the second half as he volleyed in a long pass and the ball bounced hard before flying into the goal despite goalkeeper Sataa Al Abbasi making a valiant effort.

Later towards the end, Kodjia had another chance in front of the goal, but he failed to connect a cross while sliding in.

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Published on: 25/09/2022

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