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Haydos fires Al Sadd to win against Ahli

Haydos fires Al Sadd to win against Ahli

Tribune News Network
Doha
Hassan al Haydos’ long-range strike two minutes before half time helped Al Sadd to a 1-0 win over Al Ahli in the QNB Stars League at the Al Janoub Stadium on Monday.
The maximum moves the Wolves to 38 points, four points behind Al Rayyan in second and eight behind leaders Al Duhail with three matches left to play.
The reigning champions may also decide the destiny of the title when they take on Al Duhail next weekend. A win for Duhail will seal the title for the Red Knights if Al Rayyan fail to beat Al Sailiya.
Al Sadd were without the inspiring Akram Afif due to injury but had new signing Rodrigo Tabata on the bench. Their superiority showed from kick off, and Baghdad Bounedjah missed an early opportunity as Ahli goalkeeper Ivanildo Rodrigues stepped out of his goal quickly to make an important save.
Jung Woo-young had a shot at goal in the 23rd minute, but Ivanildo kept it out. Bounedjah connected with the rebound to put the ball in the net, only for the referee to rule it out for offside. Al Ahli soon found the net themselves, but the flag had gone up against Hernan Perez despite a delightful finish by the striker.
Haydos, making his first start for the team since February, scored the opener for the Wolves just before halftime with a long-range strike which left Ivanildo no chance.
In the second half, Tabata made his debut for Al Sadd when he replaced Haydos but the Wolves failed to find a breakthrough.
Bounedjah thought he had scored a second in the 84th minute but Nam was flagged offside in the build-up as
Al Sadd held on for the win.
In the day’s late match, Umm Salal held off Al Khor to claim an essential point in a 1-1 draw at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium.
The result sees Umm Salal overtake Al Khor in the league standings up into 10th as the relegation battle heats up.
Qatar Sports Club took the lead in 52nd minutes as the inform Kayke Rodrigues latched on Sador Rashidov’s pass to send a lovely finish home.
However, Umm Salal levelled with 20 minutes to go when the referee awarded a soft penalty against Abdulaziz Adel who was harshly adjudged to have fouled Umm Sala’s Ayoub Azzi with barely any contact. Fahad Khalfan stepped up and made no mistake from the spot.
QSC also had a goal not given after the ball had crossed the line before Umm Salal goalkeeper Baba Malick scrambled the ball out. Still, the referee indicated no goal, despite VAR available for consultation.
The result means QSC has failed to win since beating Al Sadd back in November. They remain ninth with 18 points.
Results: Al Ahli 0 Al Sadd 1 (Hassan Al Haydos 43’)
Qatar SC 1 (Kayke Rodrigues 52’) Umm Salal 1 (Fahad Khalfan 72’ pen).

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