Doha, Al Sadd took on Al Wakrah in round twenty of the Qatar Stars league (QSL) at Al Sadd stadium on Saturday. Sadd's Spanish midfielder, Xavi put in an all-star performance as he scored a brace to give the Wolves a 3-1 win over Al Wakrah.
In the fifty-first minute, Xavi opened the scoring by getting on the end of a cutback pass and he guided the ball into the net. Just five minutes later, Al Wakrah's Moroccan midfielder Mouhcine Moutouali scored from the penalty spot to bring his side level.
Xavi then added a second goal for Al Sadd as he tapped the ball into the goal from close range after some superb passing play. The seventy-fourth-minute strike gave Jesualdo Ferreira's men the lead once again.
Then in the eighty-first minute, Khalfan Ibrahim added a third to settle the tie taking the game well out of reach of Al Wakrah. Abdelkarim Hassan dribbled the ball along the line and played a cross to Khalfan who headed it home from a short distance.
The three points raise Al Sadd's tally to forty-seven points and they are now just three points behind leaders Lekhwiya. Al Wakrah are stuck at thirteen points and remain at the foot of the QSL standings.
Source: Qatar News Agency