DOHA. Al Sadd prevails over Al Arabi with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored by S. Cazorla (66′) and a goal from H. Al (72′).
The match was played at the Grand Hamad Stadium stadium in Doha on Monday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Saoud Al Athbah with the collaboration of Juma Mohammed Al Burshaid and Yousef Aref Al Shamari. The 4th official was Hamad Al Subaie. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 19.4 degrees Celsius or 66.88 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 78%.
Al Sadd had a superior ball possession 55% while Al Arabi was struggling with a 45% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Al Arabi was more pushing with 56 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 4 were on target. Anyway, Al Sadd found a way to find the solution to win this contest.
Al Arabi shot 16 times, 4 on target, 12 off target. On the other side, Al Sadd shot 13 times, 6 on target, 7 off target.
Al Arabi received 3 yellow cards (Abdulrahman Anad, Rafinha and Hilal Mohammed). Regarding the opposition, Al Sadd received 3 yellow cards (Hassan Al Haydos, Boualem Khoukhi and B. Bounedjah).
After playing this contest, Al Arabi will stay with 22 points to remain in the 2nd place. On the other side, Al Sadd will have 13 points like Al Gharafa to remain in the 6th place.
In the next match in the Premier League, Al Arabi will play away against Al Sadd on the 7th of May with a 25-8 head to head stats in favor of Al Sadd (6 draws).
Al Sadd will host Al Arabi on the 7th of May with a 25-8 head to head record in favor of Al Sadd (6 draws).
Al Arabi – Formation
The manager Younes Ali Rahmati decided to play with the following team: Jasem Adel Al Hail, Marc Muniesa Martínez, Yousuf Muftah Muftah, Ibrahim Nasser Kala, Aron Einar Gunnarsson, Rafael Alcântara do Nascimento, Ahmed Fathy, Hilal Mohammed Ibrahim, Abdulrahman Anad Al Deri, Youssef Msakni and Omar Jihad Al Somah.
The home team had on the bench: Noureldin Mohammed Ahmed, Abdullah Nasser Murisi, Mohamed Bader Sayyar, Mahmud Ibrahim Abunad, Jassem Gaber Abdulsallam, Hamid Ismaeil Hassan Khaleefa Hamid, Fahad Al-Abdulrahman, Abdullah Marafee, Abdulrahim Yousuf Al Baloushi, Mohamed Salah Elneel, Rami Suhali Ali and Tamer Ramzi Bouri.
Al Arabi made 3 changes: Ibrahim Nasser Kala for Abdullah Marafee (58′), Abdulrahman Anad for Jassem Gaber Abdulsallam (73′) and Abdulrahman Anad for Abdullah Murisi (73′).
Al Sadd – Formation
Juan Manuel Lillo Díez played with: Yousef Abdulrahman Baliadeh, Boualem Khoukhi, Pedro Miguel Correia, Rodrigo Barbosa Tabata, Santiago Cazorla González, Woo-Young Jung, Bahaa Mamdouh Ellithi, André Ayew Pelé, Hassan Khalid Al Heidos, Baghdad Bounedjah and Akram Hassan Afif.
These were the players on the bench: Ahmed Suhail Al Hamawende, Mohammed Waed Abdulwahhab Al Bayati, Guilherme dos Santos Torres, Mohamed Naceur Almanai, Jehad Mohammad Hudib, Abdelrahman Rashid Gomaa, Tarek Salman Salman, Ahmad Mohammed Al-Saeed, Abdullah Badr Al Yazidi, Mosaab Khoder Jibril and Ahmed Bader Sayyar.
Al Sadd made 3 changes: Hassan Al Haydos for Guilherme (79′), Bahaa Ellithi for Tarek Salman (87′) and Akram Afif for Musaab Khidir (90′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League.