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The 2021-2022 season QNB Stars League’s Week 16 action witnessed exciting encounters and as many as 25 goals were scored across six matches, played on Saturday and Sunday, 22nd and 23rd January, 2022.


Al Khor drew Al Sailiya 1-1

Al Duhail lost to Al Wakrah     0-4

Al Sadd bt Al Arabi        4-2

Al Shamal lost to Umm Salal    0-6

Qatar SC lost to Al Gharafa     2-3

Al Rayyan drew Al Ahli 1-1

Two matches ended in draws and Umm Salal recorded the biggest margin of victory when they beat Al Shamal 6-0.

Umm Salal thus advanced from sixth to fifth place in the standings with 25 points, while Al Shamal stood 10th with 13 points.

Ayman Abdennour, Ayman Hussein (double), Isael Barbosa, Yassin Bakhit and Omar Yahya scored the goals for Umm Salal.

Al Wakrah retained their third position with 28 points by beating Al Duhail 4-0, with Mohammed Ayesh, Jacinto Dala, Khaled Munir and Mohamed Benyettou finding the target.

Al Duhail stood second in the table with 33 points.

Al Wakrah have a postponed game against Al Sadd.

Al Arabi fell to sixth place from fifth with 23 points following their 2-4 loss to reigning champions Al Sadd.

Akram Afif stood out with a hat-trick for Al Sadd, whose other goal was scored by Santi Cazorla (penalty). Al Sadd remained on top of the standings with 37 points.

Hamed Ismail (penalty) and Abdulqadir Ilyas scored Al Arabi’s goals.

Al Sadd have three games in hand, against Al Wakrah, Qatar SC and Al Rayyan (Qatar Clasico).

Al Gharafa retained the fourth spot with a 3-2 win over Qatar SC.

Homam Al Ameen (double) and Cheikh Diabate scored the goals for Al Gharafa, who moved on to 26 points.

Omar Al Emadi and Anthony Okpotu were the scorers for Qatar SC.

In fact, it was Homam’s last-minute winner that clinched the game in favour of Al Gharafa.

Qatar SC slipped from eighth to ninth place with 16 points.

The match witnessed Qatar SC and the Qatar Players Association pay tribute to Mishaal, son of the late Muammar Abdulrab, who played for Qatar SC as well as the Qatar national team and also served Qatar football for many years.

Al Rayyan kept the seventh place in the QNB Stars League standings despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Al Ahli.

Jose Bozo gave Al Ahli the lead, which was cancelled by Al Rayyan’s Yacine Brahimi.

Al Rayyan and Al Ahli are both now on 17 points, with the latter occupying the eighth position.

In the other match, Al Khor and Sailiya played out a 1-1 draw.

Giannis Fetfatzidid scored for Al Khor with a penalty kick and Mohammed Salah El Neel replied for Al Sailiya deep into stoppage time.

Al Khor (11 points) and Al Sailiya (seven points) remained 11th and 12th in the table respectively.

In terms of top scorers, Al Duhail’s Michael Olunga continues to lead the list with 17 goals, followed by Al Sadd’s Baghdad Bounedjah and Umm Salal’s Ayman Hussein (both 11 goals). Then come Al Sadd’s Akram Afif and Andre Ayew, and Al Wakrah’s Jacinto Dala (all nine goals) and Al Gharafa’s Cheikh Diabate (eight goals).

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Published on: 24/01/2022


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