QNB Stars League: Al-Sadd clinch title after 8-2 win over Al-Ahli

Al-Sadd clinched the 2021-22 QNB Stars League title with a 8-2 victory over Al-Ahli in the Round 19 game which was played on Monday at the Hamad bin Khalifa Stadium.

The victory took Al-Sadd’s tally to 52 points from 18 games, with a postponed fixture against Al-Rayyan yet to be played.

Akram Afif opened the scoring for Al-Sadd in the tenth minute, finishing off coolly after a perfect squared ball from Ali Asad on the right.

In the 29th minute, Hassan Al-Haydos doubled the lead from a penalty, after Hossein Kanaani was sent off for a handball inside the box.

Khoukhi Boualem made it 3-0 in the 33rd minute, with a fantastic volley off a cross from Akram.

Santi Cazorla then took advantage of a mistake from Al-Ahli’s defence before rolling in the fourth goal for the Wolves in the 36th minute.

A fifth goal arrived in the 43rd minute, when Baghdad Bounedjah headed in following a cross from Pedro.

Al-Ahli started the second half with a desire to reduce the deficit, and they managed to score their first goal in the 51st minute through Abdurashid Ibrahim.

Al-Dokali Al-Said then added a second goal for Al-Ahli in the 61st minute.

Andre Ayew, who came off the bench to replace Bounedjah, extended Al-Sadd’s lead right afterwards, taking the score to 6-2 in the 62nd minute before Yousuf Abdurisag, another substitute, netted the seventh in the 77th minute.

The eighth and final goal came in stoppage time, with Ayew’s low shot that went in off the post.


Al-Sadd x Al-Ahli (QNB Stars League 2021-22 Round 19)


Hamad bin Khalifa Stadium


Al-Sadd: Saad Al-Dosari, Khoukhi Boualem, Jung Woo-young, Pedro Miguel, Hassan Al-Haydos (Abdullah Al Yazidi), Baghdad Bounedjah (Andre Ayew), Ali Asad (Rodrigo Tabata), Santi Cazorla (Yousuf Abdurisag), Guilherme Torres (Moustafa Tarek), Akram Afif

Al-Ahli: Yazan Naim, Ali Faidh, Hossein Kanaani, Sofiane Bouftini, Abdulaziz Hazza, Jose Pozo, Sandro Manoel, Ali Qaderi, Abdulrahman Al Harazi, Al-Dokali Al-Said, Abdurashid Ibrahim


Al-Sadd won 8-2


Akram Afif 10’
Hassan Al-Haydos 29’ (P)
Khoukhi Boualem 33’
Santi Cazorla 36’
Baghdad Bounedjah 43’
Abdurashid Ibrahim 51’
Al-Dokali Al-Said 61’
Andre Ayew 63’ 90+3’
Yousuf Abdurisag 77’


Baghdad Bounedjah 43’
Sofiane Bouftini 67’
Andre Ayew 90+3’

Match officials:

Khaled Nabet (main referee)
Majed Al-Shammari (Assistant 1)
Abdulmajeed Al-Korbi (Assistant 2)
Sultan Al-Sharshani (fourth official)