Al-Sadd recorded a 5-1 win over Al-Gharafa in the QNB Stars League Round 17 game which was played on Saturday at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium.
The Wolves extended their lead at the top, raising their points tally to 43 from 15 games, with two postponed games yet to be played against Qatar SC and Al Rayyan.
Abdulkarim Hassan opened the scoring for Al-Sadd in the 2nd minute itself, but Al-Sadd then went a man down when Akram Afif was sent off in the 13th minute.
Despite the numerical disadvantage, Al-Sadd managed to double their lead in the 25th minute through Rodrigo Tabata.
After the restart, three more goals arrived, with Santi Cazorla making it 3-0 in the 73rd minute, before substitute Andre Ayew struck twice in stoppage time to complete the scoring. Gabriel Pires got a consolation goal for Al-Gharafa in the 76th minute.
Al-Sadd x Al-Gharafa (QNB Stars League Round 17)
Jassim bin Hamad Stadium
Al-Sadd: Meshaal Barsham, Abdelkarim Hassan, Tarek Salman, Pedro Miguel, Ali Asad (Khoukhi Boualem), Hassan Al-Haydos (Musaab Khidir), Baghdad Bounedjah (Andre Ayew), Guilherme Torres, Santi Cazorla, Akram Afif, Rodrigo Tabata (Jung Woo-young)
Al-Gharafa: Yousuf Hassan, Saeed Al Haj, Almahdi Ali, Amro Seraj, Gabriel Pires, Ahmed Alaa, Cheick Diabate, Homam Al Ameen, Saeed Ezatollahi, Saifeldeen Hassan, Mahdi Tahrat
Al-Sadd won 5-1
Abdelkarim Hassan 2’
Rodrigo Tabata 25’
Santi Cazorla 73′
Gabriel Pires 76’
Andre Ayew 90+4’, 90+5’
Akram Afif 13’ (red card)
Tarek Salman 19’
Saifeldeen Hassan 45+2’
Khamees Al Marri (main referee)
Ramzan Al Ramzani (assistant 1)
Faisal Al Shammari (assistant 2)
Hussain Al Sayed (fourth official)