QSL Cup — Round 5 Group A Match Reports


Monday’s QSL Cup Group A fifth and final-round fixtures saw some big victories as Al Kharaitiyat beat Qatar SC 6-1, Al Gharafa won 4-0 against Al Sailiya and Al Duhail finished off their campaign with an 8-0 victory over Al Khor.

The results saw Al Gharafa, who had already qualified for the semifinals, confirm first position in the group with 13 points, while Al Kharaitiyat’s victory took them to 11 points and secured them second spot. They too proceeded to the last-four stage.

Group B matches in the round will be played on Tuesday.

Al Kharaitiyat 6 Qatar SC 1

Al Kharaitiyat settled any early nerves with two goals from Rachid Tiberkanine in the 29th and 37th minutes before Saoud Nasser and Al Yazidi both scored with free-kicks in the 40th and 45th respectively at the Al Khor Stadium.

Qatar SC did pull one back through Abdurahman Akbar in 71st, but it was over as a contest by that point. Abdulaziz Al Ansari compounded The Kings’ misery with goals in the 87th and 89th.


Al Sailiya 0 Al Gharafa 4

Abdulmajid Anad opened the scoring in the eighth minute following a fumble from the goalkeeper that allowed him to strike home into an empty net from 25 yards at the Al Shamal Stadium.

Amro Seraj doubled the advantage for Al Gharafa just before half-time with a weaving run before striking from distance and he secured the points in the 81st with a finish from close range.

Nasser Al Kaabi was on hand to complete the scoring in the 86th.


Al Khor 0 Al Duhail 8

Al Duhail recorded an emphatic 8-0 victory over Al Khor to finish third on seven points at the Al Arabi Stadium. The rout started as early as the third minute through ace Moroccan striker Youssef El Arabi, who also scored five more in the 21st, 26th, 45th, 61st and 80th.

A penalty from Mohammad Mousa in the 17th and Ahmed Mohammed in the 49th ensured Al Duhail were comfortable winners.