Qatar Stars League Week 5

Lakhwiya are giant-killers again

Lakhwiya once again proved to be giant-killers. They defeated Qatar Sports Club, who had been undefeated until then, 1-0. Al Arabi, the only as-yet unbeaten team, zoomed to the top of the tables.

Qatar Sports Club, known for their power game, could not execute it well against Lakhwiya. The Qatar Stars League newcomers refused to flinch from Qatar SC’s attacks. Ivory Coast’s Bakari Kone did the star turn for Lakhwiya in the 23rd. He made no mistakes in converting the penalty, awarded after Aruna Dindane was brought down inside the box.

Al Arabi had another great outing. They ran circles around Al Wakra and overcame them 3-0. Although Brazilians Carlos Kim and Everaldo Parreira were missing from the Al Arabi line-up, it hardly seemed to matter. Waleed Hamza scored Al Arabi’s first goal in the 44th. Argentinian Leonardo Pisculichi put in the second (47th) while Salman Issa completed the scoring (56th).

Reigning Emir’s Cup champions Al Rayyan failed to impress and they laboured to a 2-1 win over minnows Al Sailiya. The Emir’s Cup champions took time to settle down and waited until the 44th for Jaralla Al Marri to score. Ivory Coast’s Amara Diane converted a penalty in the 73rd to increase their lead. Ali Mejbal hit one back for Al Sailiya in the 78th.

Al Sadd fought hard to win 2-0 against promoted-side Al Ahli. Ali Afif did the star turn and scored on both occasions. The Wolves seemed to be holding back, throughout the game, and never once reached their full attacking potential.

In a shocking result, lowly Al Kharaitiyat downed Umm Salal 3-2. Japanese Onekachi Okonowo opened the scoring for Al Kharaitiyat, but Umm Salal soon attained parity through Spaniard Gabri Garcia. Yahia Kabe restored Al Kharaitiyat’s lead in the 40th while Brazilian Davi Jose made it 2-2 for Umm Salal. Onekachi then scored the winner in the 44th.

Qatar Stars League champions Al Gharafa blanked Al Khor 3-0 in a one-sided game. Anas Mubarak was their hero after he struck in the 70th and 89th minutes. Clemerson Soares converted from the spot in the 77th.


Al Arabi 3 v Al Wakra 0
Al Rayyan 2 v Al Sailiya 1
Lakhwiya 1 v Qatar SC 0
Al Kharaitiyat 3 v Umm Salal 2
Al Sadd 2 v Al Ahli 0
Al Gharafa 3 v Al Khor 0

Taita T.S

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