Our first team of football took one step closer to regain the league shield defeating Umm Salal by two goals to one in this match played today in Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium and kicked-off at 7 pm in Round 20 of the QNB Stars League. Al Duhail reached 48 points on top of the league table… five points away from Al Arabi the runners-up.
The first half ended in a tie by one goal each when Al Duhail took the lead from the penalty mark executed by the team striker Michael Olunga after Ferjani Sassi has been tackled inside Umm Salal penalty area at the third minute of stoppage time. Umm Salal equalized at the fifth minute of stoppage time from a header by Adel Rhaili.
In the second half, Al Duhail players entered the field seeking the winning goal which was accomplished at the 65th minute again by Michael Olunga following up on a shot from Al Moez Ali which ricochet from the goalkeeper..
Date & Time: Saturday 29 April 2023 – 07:00 pm
Venue: Abdullah bin Khalifa
Occasion: QNB Stars League – Round 20
Teams: Al Duhail vs Umm Salal
First Half Result: 1 – 1
Match Result: 2 – 1 (Al Duhail)
Goals: Michael Olunga (48th minute), Adel Rhaili (50th minute – Umm Salal), Michael Olunga (65th Minute)
Yellow Cards: None
Red Cards: None
Team Start List: Shehab Al Laithie, Mohamed Moussa, Youseef Ayman, Ruben Semedo, Bassam Al Rawi, Karim Boudiaf (Asem Madibo), Luiz Martin, Ferjani Sassi, Khaled Mohamed (Ismail Mohamed), Al Moez Ali, Michael Olunga (Lotfi Majer).
Substitutes: Mohamed Al Bakri, Ismail Mohamed, Ahmed Moein, Diyab Haroon, Mohammed Muntari, Abdulrahman Mohamed, Lotfi Majer, Asem Madibo, Federico Fernandez, Suhaib Gannan.