Al Sadd on Sunday hammered Al Sailiyah 3-1 in their fourth round clash of Qatar Stars League (QSL) at Al Rayyan Stadium. Khalfan Ibrahim (41 and 90 + 2) and Hassan Al Haydos (49) scored the goals for Al Sadd, who secured their fourth successive win this season.
For Al Sailiyah, Dagano Mamouni reduced the deficit in the 90th minute. Al Haydos was later benched in the 71st minute. Al Sadd now jump to the top of QSL standings with a tally of 12 points from four matches. Coached by Hussein Amute, Al Sadd have beaten Umm Salal, Qatar SC, Al Arabi and now Al Sailiyah in their four matches.
Earlier in the season, Al Sadd signed Spanish legend Raul Gonzalez for one year. The former Real Madrid star has been the skipper since the first match after the injury to regular captain Mohammed Kasola.
Meanwhile, former champions and hosts Al Gharafa on Sunday beat Eljaish 2-0 in their round four clash in the Qatar Stars League (QSL). It was Al Gharafa’s first win of the new QSL season, thanks to goals by Alex Rafael (44) and Mark Bresciano (58).
The win relieved pressure on coach Paulo Silas. Rafael produced a slick solo run to score the first goal from close range whereas Australian midfielder Bresciano deflected a cross from the left flank just a few meters away from the goal-line.
Eljaish found the net through Adriano Martinez but the linesman declared the effort offside in the 72nd minute. Al Gharafa, who lost to Al Wakra in the first match of the new season, have two draws against Al Arabi and Al Kharaitiyat. Eljaish, who lost to Umm Salal in their first of the new season, were eyeing a hat-trick of wins in QSL. Al Gharafa have 5 points from four matches whereas Eljaish – who finished runners-up during the last QSL season – have 6 points.
On the other hand, Al-Rayyan held Al-Khor to a goalless draw having equal points.
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