QNB Stars League Round 8 Match Report — Al Duhail 8 Al Kharaitiyat 2


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QNB Stars League leaders Al Duhail on Sunday sailed to their seventh win of the season when they eased past Al Kharaitiyat with an 8-2 margin. 

Djamel Belmadi-coached Al Duhail rarely looked in trouble in front of home fans. A hat-trick by Youssef El Arabi (18th, 31st and 87th minutes) was the highlight of their powerful show. 

Captain Youssef Msakni (eighth and 85th) also showed good form and so did South Korean Nam Tae-Hee (83rd and 90th). Moaaz Ali Abdalla (39th) was their other scorer.

El Arabi and Msakni took their personal tally to 14 and eight goals respectively. 

Rachid Tiberkanine netted Al Kharaitiyat’s both goals, in the 48th and 54th. The first was a solo effort following a long run and the second came off a cross from Sanjar Tursunov.

Al Duhail wasted little time to settle down in the fast-paced match. Ever since Msakni opened their account, it was a matter of time before El Arabi got into the scoring act. After his second came off a flick from close, it was the turn of Moaaz Ali to net the team’s fourth.

Al Duhail scored four more goals in the last seven minutes to complete their majestic win.

Al Duhail, who increased their tally to 22 points, are up against Al Sadd in a high-voltage encounter, while Al Kharaitiyat play host to Al Ahli in the next round.