Al-Sadd qualified for the semifinals of the Amir Cup 2022 after a 4-0 victory over Al-Ahli, in the quarterfinal clash which was played at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium on Saturday.
Abdelkarim Hassan, Andre Ayew, Rodrigo Tabata and Akram Afif scored the goals for the Wolves, who will now meet the winner of the game between Al-Duhail and Al-Sailiya in the final four of the competition.
Javi Gracia’s side got off to a superb start when Abdelkarim Hassan headed in the opening goal in the 3rd minute, after a cross from the right by Santi Cazorla.
Just three minutes later, Andre Ayew doubled the lead with another header, this time off a cross by Akram Afif.
The 2-0 lead put Al-Sadd in the driving seat but despite their efforts to increase the lead, no further goals materialised in the first half, as Al-Ahli regrouped and put up a strong defensive show.
The same tune continued in the second half, until Rodrigo Tabata managed to finally break the resistance and score Al-Sadd’s third in the 75th minute, after a pass from the right by Cazorla.
Akram made it 4-0 in the 78th minute, with a fine curling shot from the edge of the box which flew in past the keeper Ivanildo.
Al-Sadd x Al-Ahli (Amir Cup 2022 quarterfinal)
Jassim bin Hamad Stadium
Al-Sadd: Meshaal Barsham, Pedro Miguel, Abdelkarim Hassan, Jung Woo-young (Mohammed Waad), Ali Asad (Abdulla Al-Yazidi), Rodrigo Tabata, Akram Afif, Boualem Khoukhi, Guilherme Torres (Ahmed Sayyar), Santi Cazorla (Yousuf Abdurisag), Andre Ayew (Moustafa Tarek)
Al-Ahli: Ivanildo Rodrigues, Abdulla Al-Sulaiti, Hossein Kanaani, Fahad Al-Keldi, Soufiane Bouftini, Abdulaziz Hazza, Hassan Ahmed, Aldoukali Al-Baour, Abdulrasheed Ibrahim, Khaled Mohammed, Sandro Manoel
Al-Sadd won 4-0
Abdelkarim Hassan 3’
Andre Ayew 6’
Rodrigo Tabata 75’
Akram Afif 78’
Saoud Al-Athba (main referee)
Jumua Al-Burshid (assistant 1)
Zahi Al-Shammari (assistant 2)
Yousef Al-Sharshani (fourth official)