Al-Sadd lost 4-3 to Al-Markhiya in the 2022-23 QNB Stars League Round 1 game which was played on Monday at the Khalifa International Stadium.
Rodrigo Tabata scored the opening goal for Al-Sadd from a free-kick in the 5th minute, and Baghdad Bounedjah doubled the Wolves’ advantage with a 37th minute strike.
However, Al-Markhiya reduced the deficit through Jugurtha Hamroun in first half stoppage time, before they went on to score three goals in the second half via Ayman Hussein (2) and Ali Al-Mohannadi to take a 4-2 lead.
Santi Cazorla pulled a goal back for Al-Sadd, with a strike in the second minute of second half stoppage time.
Al-Sadd x Al-Markhiya (2022-23 QNB Stars League Round 1)
Khalifa International Stadium
Al-Sadd: Jehad Mohammed, Jung Woo-young, Baghdad Bounedjah, Rodrigo Tabata, Guilherme Torres, Santi Cazorla, Abdulrahman Juma, Andre Ayew, Bahaa Mamdouh, Ahmed Al-Saeed, Mohammed Mannai
Al-Markhiya: Louai Sharif, Jugurtha Hamroun, Salah Al-Yahri, Ali Al-Mohannadi, Talal Ali, Ayman Hussein, Jameel Al-Yahmadi, Hamood Al-Yazidi, John Benson, Ayoub Azzi, Driss Fettouhi
Al-Markhiya won 4-3
Rodrigo Tabata 5′
Baghdad Bounedjah 37′
Jugurtha Hamroun 45+1′
Ayman Hussein 50′, 79′
Ali Al-Mohannadi 81′
Santi Cazorla 90+2′
Ahmed Al-Saeed 84′
Noor Rahman 89′
Mohammed Al-Shammari (main referee)
Zahi Al-Shammari (assistant 1)
Mohammed Abdulaziz (assistant 2)
Hussein Al-Sayed (fourth official)