Al Sadd suffered their first defeat in the 2022-23 Ooredoo Cup on Saturday, with a 3-2 loss to Umm Salal in the Group A third round game, which was played at the Al Egla 4 Pitch.
With this result, Al-Sadd remain with a tally of six points, from two victories and a defeat.
Hassan Ahmed opened the scoring early on, putting Al-Sadd in the lead in the 3rd minute. Umm Salal ended the first half on level terms after Sardor Rashidov equalised a few minutes before the halftime whistle.
Santi Cazorla then restored Al-Sadd’s advantage in the 50th minute, following up after Tabata’s initial shot came back. Umm Salal equalised once again through Joao Teixeira in the 58th minute from a penalty kick, before Ilyas Brimil scored their third goal in the 69th minute.
Al Sadd x Umm Salal (Ooredoo Cup – Group A third round)
Al Egla 4 Pitch
Al-Sadd: Youssef Abdullah, Baghdad Bounedjah, Rodrigo Tabata, Abdullah Al-Yazidi (Jung Woo-young), Bahaa Al-Laithi, Abdulrahman Bakri, Moaz Abdullah, Faisal Azadi, Santi Cazorla, Hashim Ali (Andre Ayew)
Umm Salal: Sami Beldi, Omar Yahya, Ismail Ibrahim, Abdullah Khafifi, Sardor Rashidov, Adel Alawi, Joao Teixeira, Nasser Al-Nasr, Driss Saddiki, Jonathan Kodjia, Yousuf Omar
Umm Salal won 3-2
Hassan Ahmed 3′
Sardor Rashidov 44′
Santi Cazorla 50′
Joao Teixeira 58′
Ilyas Brimil 69′
Hassan Ahmed 13′
Abdullah Khafifi 17′
Jonathan Kodjia 45′
Nayef Al-Qadri (referee)
Nayef Al-Marri (assistant 1)
Khalifa Ali (assistant 2)
Nasser Al-Sawan (fourth official)