Al-Sadd exited the 2020-21 Ooredoo Cup after a 4-2 defeat to Al-Gharafa in the quarterfinal clash which was held today, Monday, at Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium.
Al-Gharafa opened the scoring through Sofiane Hanni in the 27th minute, before the South Korean midfielder Koo Ja-cheol added the second goal in the 48th minute.
Tabata reduced the deficit by scoring Al-Sadd’s first goal in the 52nd minute, and then Santi Cazorla levelled the score from a penalty kick in the 74th minute. Al-Gharafa regained the lead through Sofiane Hanni’s penalty kick in the 83rd minute, before Othman Al-Yahri scored their fourth goal in the 87th minute to give them a 4-2 win.
Al Sadd x Al Gharafa (Ooredoo Cup quarter-finals)
Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium
Al-Sadd: Jehad Muhammad, Ahmad Sayyar, Tabata, Guilherme Torres, Saud Al-Nasr (Abdulrahman Masoud), Santi Cazorla, Hashim Ali, Talal Behzad, Abdulrahman Rashid, Mouaz Abdullah, Hossam Kamal)
Al-Gharafa: Yousef Hassan, Saeed Al-Hajj, Tamim Muhammad, Youssef Moftah, Ahmed Al-Janahi, Othman Al-Yahri, Koo Ja-cheol, Abdullah Al Saai, Abdulghani Munir, Amro Serraj, Sofiane Hanni
Al-Gharafa won 4-2
Sofiane Hanni 27’, 83’ (penalty kick)
Koo Ja-cheol 48’
Rodrigo Tabata 52’
Santi Cazorla 74’ (penalty kick)
Othman Al-Yahri 87’
Talal Behzad 20’ (red card)
Koo Ja-cheol 21’
Jehad Mohammed 21’
Saoud Al-Nasr 26’
Saeed El Haj 36’
Guilherme Torres 90’
Muhammad al-Mazeed (main referee)
Talib Salem (assistant 1)
Muhammad Abdulaziz (assistant 2)
Hussain Al-Sayed (fourth official)