While Al Rayyan edged Al Khor 1-0 in the fourth quarter-final at the Al Arabi Stadium,
For Al Rayyan, Abdulrahman Al Harazi scored the all-important goal in the 43rd minute.
It was end-to-end attack and counter-attack, and both sides had chances galore.
Al Rayyan’s Ahmed Abdelmaqsoud came up with a thumping shot off a corner kick in the 17th minute and it went inches wide.
At the other end, Al Khor’s Leonardo De Souza had his header go wide of the target a couple of minutes later.
Leonardo was in the thick of action the very next minute as he almost scored with a chip shot over the head of goalkeeper Saoud Al Hajri, who had left his charge, and Dami Traore had to effect a goalline save to avert danger.
Al Rayyan’s Mowafak Awad hit one over the bar and Ibrahim Masoud’s shot was parried by Al Khor goalkeeper Baba Djibril.
Then came the goal, with the move originating from Ahmed Abdelmaqsoud and Ibrahim Masoud setting up Al Harazi, who brilliantly made his way into the box and put the ball into the left corner of the net.
In the second half, A Khor pressed hard for an equaliser, with Ioannis Fetfatzidid pulling strings from the midfield, but could not make a breakthrough.