QNB Stars League Week 14 — Qatar SC 1 Al Arabi 1


Qatar SC held Al Arabi to a 1-1 draw on home turf in an entertaining QNB Stars League Week 14 encounter on Friday. The goals were scored by Al Arabi’s Abdel Rahman Mansour in the 26th minute and Qatar SC’s Osama Omari in the 46th.

The first half was played out in a cautious fashion, with neither side taking the crucial match for granted.

It was the away side who eventually gained the advantage following some wonderful, patient build-up play on the right. The ball was cut back from the byline to Manour whose controlled shot burst the back of the net. 

Into the second half and the The Kings got right back into the game following a moment of magic from new recruit Omari. The Syrian received the ball 35 yards out and, after drifting through a couple of opposition players, unleashed an unstoppable shot from distance that left the goalkeeper with no chance.

With both sides searching for a late winner, the game witnessed some outstanding saves from the goalkeepers to keep the scores level. Most notably, there was a save-of-the-season contender from Masoud Zarayi, who managed to miraculously tip Bruno Gallo’s fierce drive to safety.

Qatar SC and Al Arabi, who both face relegation, can take consolation from the fact that they collected a point each.

Qatar SC moved to 12 points and Al Arabi 11.