QNB Stars League Week 10 — Al Sailiya 1 Al Ahli 2
A late strike by forward Majed Mohammed steered Al Ahli past Al Sailiya 2-1 in a Week 10 clash of the QNB Stars League on Saturday.
Majed supplemented the effort of team-mate Mohammed Muntari, who had scored Al Ahli’s first goal in the 24th minute. For Al Sailiya, Valentin Lazar found the net in the 21st at the Al Ahli Stadium.
Al Ahli’s third win took their points tally to 11.
In an explosive start to the game, Al Sailiya’s Temurkhuja Abdukholiqov smashed a powerful shot against the Al Ahli crossbar as early as the second minute. Standing unmarked near the edge of the box, the Uzbek forward unleashed a powerful shot that ricocheted off the horizontal, much to the relief in the rival camp.
A minute later, Al Ahli’s Colombian import Cristian Nazaret weaved his way into the Al Sailiya box with a slick move, but his narrow-angle shot from close range was smartly blocked by goalkeeper Mahamat Aziz, who had charged out of his position on the goal-line.
Al Sailiya opened the scoring through a solo move by Romanian midfielder Lazar, who found his fourth goal of the season.
Three minutes later, Muntari raced into the Al Sailiya box and beat the goalkeeper on his first attempt following a long ball from the midfield that landed perfectly in front of the Qatar forward.
Late in the second half, Majed chose the perfect moment to score, beating Al Sailiya defender Mohammed Mustafa before calmly slotting the ball past goalkeeper Aziz with a low shot in the 84th.
Al Ahli are up against Al Rayyan, while Al Sailiya run into Al Duhail in the next round.