Doha, 23 February 2021 - Al Sailiya and Al Khor played out a 1-1 draw in Week 17 of the 2020-21 season QNB Stars League at the Al Ahli Stadium on Tuesday.
Ramin Rezaien scored for Al Sailiya in the fourth minute, a lead that was nullified by Rafael Dos Santos in the 77th minute.
Al Sailiya and Al Khor are on 23 and 14 points respectively. It was a valuable point for Al Khor in their bid to stay away from the relegation zone.
Al Khor had slightly more of possession in the first half, but it was Al Sailiya who attacked more. The Peregrines received a big advantage with an early goal and Al Khor struggled to recover from it.
Iranian Ramin, on loan from Al Duhail, took Al Sailiya ahead with an opportunistic strike that beat Al Khor goalkeeper Baba Djibril hands down despite diving to his right.
Close to the half-hour mark, Al Sailiya came close to scoring in quick succession off a free-kick taken by Nadir Belhadj from the left. First, Ramin headed against the crossbar. Then, it was Tiago Bezerra’s turn to do the same and finally Djibril blocked the rebound shot from Ahmed Sebaie.
Tiago too had his chance once during the session, but he shot wide of the target.
For Al Khor, Yuki Kobayashi’s shot was collected by Al Sailiya goalkeeper Claude Amine though he fumbled with first collection. Al Khor’s Giannis Fetfatzidid tried to make inroads into the rival goal, but could not be successful.
Al Khor increased their efforts in the second half and their repeated attempts bore fruit as Rafael Dos Santos struck home a free-kick with full force, giving no chance to goalkeeper Amine.
Al Khor came close again in the 85th minute. However, Amine collected a bicycle kick by Fahad Al Bayati from close range.
It may be recalled that Al Khor and Al Sailiya had played out a goalless draw in the first leg of 2020-21 season QNB Stars League.