WATCH: QNB Stars League Week 9 highlights
The Al Duhail vs Al Sadd thriller was the high point of 2019-20 QNB Stars League Week 9, which witnessed spellbinding action with a total of 17 goals in six fixtures held on October 31, November 1 and November 2.
Below are the results:
October 31, 2019
Qatar SC - 1 beat Al Shahania - 0 at Qatar SC Stadium
Uzbek striker Sardor Rashidov scored the winning goal for Qatar SC, marking the team's third victory.
The Kings had defeated Umm Salal 5-0 last week. Their other victory was against Al Khor 2-1 in Week 5.
Qatar SC have been making steady progress ever since they had a change at the helm, with former Qatar international and Al Sadd midfielder Wesam Rizik coming in place of Spanish coach Carlos Alos Ferrer recently.
Al Shahania, who were coming from three consecutive draws (against Umm Salal, Al Ahli and Al Sailiya) could not make a breakthrough and lost three crucial points.
Qatar SC dominated possession (57 percent) in the first half even though A Shahania succeeded in restricting them from scoring in regular time.
Al Sailiya - 0 Al Rayyan - 2 at Al Ahli Stadium
Yacine Brahimi continued to exhibit his brilliance with a double as Al Rayyan blanked Al Sailiya 2-0 in Week 9 of the league.
Both goals by Brahimi displayed individual brilliance.
Al Rayyan raised their points tally to 21, while Al Sailiya remained on 11.
It was also The Lions’ sixth straight victory, reflecting as a strong title-contending side.
November 1, 2019
Al Ahli - 1 Umm Salal - 0 at Al Ahli Stadium
Al Ahli scored a crucial victory over Umm Salal, winning 1-0, in Week 9 of the league.
Abel Mathias scored the winning goal in the eighth minute.
Al Ahli, with their fourth victory, moved to 13 points, while Umm Salal’s remained at five points.
Umm Salal, playing their first match under Tunisian Ahmed Labiadh who replaced Spaniard Raul Caneda, crashed to their sixth defeat.
Al Arabi - 2 Al Wakrah - 2 at Al Arabi Stadium
November 2, 2019
Al Khor - 1 Al Gharafa - 3 at Al Khor Stadium
Al Gharafa fought to the end to earn the valuable three points.
Their goals came from Ahmed Alaaeldin in the 12th minute, and Sofiane Hanni in the 74th and 86th minutes.
Al Khor had earlier scored through Tiago Bezerra in the 69th minute.
Al Duhail 4 Al Sadd 1 at Al Duhail Stadium
Mohammed Muntari (34th-minute penalty), Karim Boudiaf (45+1), Paulo Edmilson (81st minute) and Almoez Ali (90+1) scored Al Duhail’s goals after Hassan Al Haydous (14th minute) had put Al Sadd ahead.
Al Duhail moved to the top of QNB Stars League table with 23 points.
It was The Red Knights’ seventh victory. They also stay unbeaten so far in addition to Al Rayyan.
Al Sadd, who have two games in hand (against Al Arabi and Al Khor), stood on 15 points.
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