Al Arabi beat Al Sailiya 4-1 in Week 17 of the 2022-2023 season QNB Stars League at the Al Arabi Stadium on Friday.
The win also saw Al Arabi regain the top spot in the rankings with 37 points from 17 matches, while Al Sailiya remained at the bottom with nine points from 17 matches.
Al Arabi, however, had to rally after being a goal down before Omar Al Somah and Yousef Msakni scored a brace each for them.
While Mehrdad Mohammadi scored for Al Sailiya in the eighth minute of the match, Al Arabi replied through Al Somah’s goals in the 32nd and 45+1 minute, and with Msakni’s strikes in the 63rd and 85th minutes.
Al Sailiya made a good start with Mohammadi scoring a fine goal, making an about turn, after receiving a cross from Ahmad Sebaie. With the goalkeeper rushing out, Mohammadi found the target with much ease.
Al Arabi then staged a rally with Msakni striking from the top left of the box, but the ball bounced out of Al Sailiya goalkeeper Claude Amine’s hands, but a lurking Al Somah pounced on the chance to score.
The Dream Team then fetched the lead after a long free-kick was punched off by goalkeeper Amine, but Al Arabi players relayed the ball back into the danger area for Al Somah to repeat his goal-scoring act.
In the second half, it was Msakni show as the Tunisian scored from the right in front of the goal following a fine Al Arabi move which saw Al Somah pass the ball to Msakni.
The fourth goal of the match saw Msakni get to the ball near the goalline and go past two defenders to beat the goalkeeper. Msakni was provided the assist by Mohammed Salah El Neel.