QNB Stars League Week 19 — Qatar SC 2 Umm Salal 2


Hosts Qatar SC fought back in style to share honours with Umm Salal in Week 19 of the QNB Stars League on Saturday. It was Umm Salal’s seventh draw of the season.

Feared striker Yannick Sagbo (third minute) and Oussama Darragi (20th) were on target as Umm Salal raced to a 2-0 lead. However, Qatar SC hit back through Osama Omari (65th) and Bruno Gallo (76th-min penalty).

Umm Salal opened the scoring early when Sagbo found the net with a neat clip to the top right of the net from close range.

Darragi found the Ivory Coast striker, stationed inside the box, with a short clip on an indirect free-kick. Sagbo swivelled and rifled the ball to the top of the net in one quick move.

In the fast-paced match, Qatar SC nearly pulled off an equaliser when Omari flat-footed a powerful drive from inside the box, but Umm Salal goalkeeper Baba Malick was alert to thwart the danger by punching the ball away.

Umm Salal went 2-0 up when Darragi flicked home from close range following a cross from Mahmoud Mawas. It was Darragi’s third goal of the season. 

Nine minutes into the second half and Mawas ended up hitting the Qatar SC crossbar following a cross from Sagbo. 

After a series of attacks, Qatar SC produced their first goal through Omari, who deflected the ball into the net from close after Umm Salal’s Abdul Hussain failed to stop a low cross from the flank. It was Omari’s sixth goal of the season.

Eleven minutes later, Qatar SC drew level with a well-taken penalty kick by Gallo.