Qatar SC and Al Shamal were locked in a 1-1 draw in Week 14 of the 2021-2022 season QNB Stars League at the Qatar SC Stadium on Wednesday.
Al Shamal scored early through Nasser Al Nasr (eighth minute). Sebastian Soria scored the equaliser for Qatar SC (45+4).
Qatar SC and Al Shamal both have 13 points, but the former have played one game less as their Week 13 match against reigning champions Al Sadd was postponed.
The match was exciting and Al Shamal jumped into the lead early through Al Nasr, who took advantage of a pass from Colombian recruit Jeison Escobar from the left and beat goalkeeper Jassim Al Hail.
Qatar SC were awarded a penalty kick in the 29th minute, but it was cancelled by VAR.
Qatar SC played with greater focus in search of an equalizer. They intensified offensive pressure from the flanks and through the middle, and threatened the rival goal on more than one occasion.
And Soria found the equalizer on the brink of half-time whistle with assistance from Anthony Okpotu.
On to the second half and despite Qatar SC's offensive advantage, the Al Shamal defence and goalkeeper Marwan Sherif held firm.
In the 56th minute, Qatar SC’s Omar Al Emadi fired a powerful shot from the edge of the penalty area, which the goalkeeper saved brilliantly conceding a corner.
Al Shamal’s attacks lacked teeth after Escobar exited the field due to an injury and action went on without another goal.