QNB Stars League Week 19 — Al Ahli 3 Al Kharaitiyat 2
Al Ahli secured all three points with a 3-2 victory at home against Al Kharaitiyat in Week 19 of the QNB Stars League on Friday.
The Brigadiers’ goals came in the second, 50th and 78th minutes through Yasine Chikhaoui, Mohammed Muntari and Hamza Younes respectively.
Rachid Tiberkanine scored both goals for the away side in the 21st and 52nd minutes.
An enthralling encounter at the Al Ahli Stadium saw a flurry of action from both sides as they fought for valuable points at the business end of the season.
The game got off to an electric start when Majed Mohammed cooly set up Chikhaoui to guide the ball home from close range.
Al Kharaitiyat did not allow the shock start to get to them as they equalised not long after when Tiberkanine latched onto a 40-yard through pass on the left, before turning his marker and firing into the net.
Just after the restart, Al Ahli retook the lead through a penalty. Muntari stepped up, deceived the goalkeeper and made no mistake with his shot.
Celebrations were shortlived as Tiberkanine came straight back at them when he beat the offside trap and headed home with the relative ease of a skilled marksman.
The home side eventually made amends for lack of concentration and scored the match-winning goal with 12 minutes left on the clock. Chikhaoui rose the highest from a corner and his flick-on was perfect for Younes to divert into the back of the net, with the keeper having no chance.
Al Ahli moved on to 22 points, whereas Al Kharaitiyat remained on 13.