Al Gharafa beat Al Khor 4-1 in Round 10 (Group B) of the 2021-2022 season Ooredoo Cup at the Al Khor Stadium on Monday.
Ahmed Al Janehi (45th minute), Gabriel Pires (53rd minute), substitute Cheick Diabate (75th minute) and Sofiane Hanni (90th minute) scored the goals for Al Gharafa, who finished their group-stage engagements with 11 points.
Kayke Rodriguez (67th minute) pulled one back for Al Khor, who finished on nine points.
Al Gharafa thus claimed the second position in Group B with 11 points, four behind champions Al Sailiya, who topped the group following their 3-0 win over Qatar SC in the day’s early kick-off.
Qatar SC finished on 10 points and finished third in the group.
Al Sailiya were awarded a 3-0 victory on Sunday by the Disciplinary Committee of Qatar Football Association against Al Gharafa following the latter’s withdrawal from their Round 9 match, which was scheduled on 8th December, 2021.
Play in the first half was mostly confined to the midfield, but Al Gharafa had the edge and they managed to take the half-time break with a 1-0 lead through Al Janehi’s goal.
The Cheetahs sustained the momentum in the second half and went 2-0 up through Pires’ goal before Kayke reduced the margin for Al Khor.
However, goals from Diabate and Hanni put the matter beyond Al Khor’s control.