Al-Sadd defeated Al-Gharafa 5-0, in the Amir Cup 2021 quarterfinal clash that was played today, Wednesday, at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium.
Nam Tae-hee put Al Sadd in the lead with the first goal in the 25th minute, before Baghdad Bounedjah added the second a minute later. Akram Afif then made it 3-0 at the stroke of halftime.
Bounedjah scored his second goal and Al-Sadd’s fourth in the 72nd minute, and then substitute Yousuf Abdurisag netted the fifth in the 80th minute to conclude the scoring.
With this victory, the Wolves qualified for the semi-finals and will await the winner of the match between Al-Arabi and Al-Sailiya.
Al-Sadd started the match strongly and Akram almost got the opening goal in the 7th minute, but his shot went just wide of the left post. The Wolves continued to dominate the game and finally, they were able to break the deadlock in the 25th minute, when Nam Tae-hee received a pass from Bounedjah and finished past Yousuf Hassan with aplomb.
A minute later, Al-Sadd doubled their lead through Bounedjah, who got the final touch to convert a cross by Santi Cazorla from the left.
The third goal arrived just before the halftime whistle, when Hashim Ali sent in a ball from the right; it fell to the feet of Akram who made no mistake with his calm finish.
In the second half, Al Sadd continued from where they had left off and a fourth goal materialised in the 72nd minute. After an exchange of passes between Akram and substitute Yousuf Abdurisag, the ball fell to Nam Tae-hee whose cross was duly converted by Bounedjah.
Yousuf then got on the scoresheet in the 80th minute, latching on to a long ball from Pedro before finding the net with a cool finish to complete the scoring and give Al-Sadd a huge 5-0 win.
Al-Sadd x Al-Gharafa (Amir Cup 2021 quarter-finals)
Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium
Al-Sadd: Saad Al-Dossari, Pedro Miguel (Ahmed Suhail), Khoukhi Boualem (Tarek Salman), Abdelkarim Hassan (Salem Al-Hajri), Jung Woo-young, Guilherme Torres, Santi Cazorla, Akram Afif (Ahmed Sayyar), Baghdad Bounedjah, Nam Tae-hee, Hashim Ali (Yousuf Abdurisag)
Al-Gharafa: Yousuf Hassan, Saeed Al-Hajj, Tamim Al-Muhaiza, Muayad Hassan, Othman Al-Yahri, Youssef Moftah, Adlene Guedioura, Homam Al-Amin, Jonathan Kodjia, Serge Kanon, Sofiane Hanni
Al-Sadd won 5-0
Nam Tae-hee 25’
Baghdad Bounedjah 26’, 72’
Akram Afif 45’
Yousuf Abdurisag 80’
Homam Al-Amin 38’
Adlene Guedioura 63’
Mustafa Essam 68’
Salman Falahi (main referee)
Taleb Salem (assistant 1)
Zahi Al-Shammari (assistant 2)
Muhammad Al-Obaidli (fourth official)