QNB Stars League Week 13 — Al Sadd 6 Al Sailiya 0
Al Sadd cruised to an imperious 6-0 victory against top-four opponents Al Sailiya in Week 13 of the QNB Stars League on Saturday.
Goals came from Jugurtha Hamroun (32nd and 37th minutes), Hamed Ismail (64th), Hassan Al Haydous (66th and 80th-min penalty) and Ali Asad (68th).
In a very one-sided encounter, it did not take long for hosts Al Sadd to get on the score sheet, with Xavi Hernandez spreading the ball wide to Al Asad who squared it to Hamroun and he finished with ease.
Minutes later, it was 2-0 as Xavi again was involved. His lofted pass was chased down by Hamroun before rounding the keeper and passing into an empty net.
The Wolves were even more emphatic in the second half with three goals in five minutes. First, Hamed hammered home from just inside the area, then Al Haydous got on the scoresheet as he finished off a neat move with a powerful drive and Asad made it 5-0 with a header.
George Semakor was then sent off for a handball on the line and Al Haydous stepped up to convert the penalty.
The result proved Al Sadd are serious title contenders, leaving them closer to the first position on 31 points.
Meanwhile, Al Sailiya’s top-four ambitions hang in the balance as the large loss meant they suffered a great blow to their goal difference.