QSL Match Roundup

QSL Match Roundup

Rayyan hammer five past sorry Muaither 

Al Rayyan took on Muaither in round twenty-one of the QSL at the Al Sadd stadium on Friday. The Champions hammered five goals past their opposition in a one-sided affair. Two goals each from Sergio Garcia and Rodrigo Tabata plus one goal from Sebastian Soria helped the Lions cruise past the Falcons.

Sebastian Soria opened the scoring with an early goal in the second minute of the game. The Qatari international got on the end of a defense-splitting pass and sent the ball into the far side of the goal with a clinical strike.

Just two minutes later Al Rayyan scored another one when Rodrigo Tabata spotted an unmarked Sergio Garcia in the box. The Spanish striker chested down his teammates’ cross and finished by scoring from a tight angle.

In the twenty-first minute, Garcia got his name on the scoresheet once again. An Al Rayyan corner was deflected by Muaither keeper, Basel Zidane, into the path of Garcia, who smashed the ball into the goal from close range to end the first half at 3-0.

In the second half, Rodrigo Tabata scored a brace to continue his teams onslaught. The two goals came in quick succession as the Qatari international raised his season tally to 13. In the fifty-fifth minute, Tabata found some space in the box and struck the ball straight into the far corner. Just three minutes later the forward added another one as his free kick sailed over the wall and into the bottom right corner to make it 5-0.

The win takes Michael Laudrup’s men to forty-four points as they remain third on the table. Philip Birol’s side languishes in the drop zone in twelfth place with sixteen points.

Thunders come from behind to defeat El Jaish 2-1

Al Kharaitiyat on Thursday relied on two late goals to deny El Jaish for an important  2-1 victory in round 21 of the QSL season. El Jaish opened the scoring through striker Romarinho but Al Kharaitiyat hit back in the second half through Abdulaziz Al Ansari and  Abdulaziz Rashid Al-Ansari and Rachid Tiberkanine to complete the win. 

Jaish made a dream start to proceedings in the 7th minute, when quick-footed attacker  Romarinho opened the scoring for the visitors.After a neat dribble close to the Al Kharaitiyat box, veteran Malian midfielder Seydou Keita intelligently picked out Romarinho - who slipped past two defenders before slotting the ball past Al Kharaitiyat goalkeeper Ahmed Soufiane with low shot to the right of the goalmouth.

In the 15th minute, Al Kharaitiyat's Al Ansari - lurking inside the El Jaish's box - was denied by the woodwork. Al Ansari - after receiving a neat clip from the flank - produced a deft deflection from close range but his shot ricocheted off the crossbar, to register the Thunders first chance of the tie. 

In the second half Ahmad Al-Ajlani’s side rallied and found an equalizer on the 63rd minute, after 15 minutes of sustained attacks during the second half. Poor marking by El Jaish's Yasir Abubakar allowed Al Kharaitiyat’s Al Ansari to deflect a corner kick easily into the net from close range in the 63rd minute.

A minute later, Al Kharaitiuyat grabbed the lead when substitute Rachid - after getting a neat pass - flicked one home on first attempt with goalkeeper Mubarak Al-Khater in no position stop the low ball crashing into the net. The victory will see the Thunders temporally jump out of the relegation zone.