Doha, 21 Septmeber 2021 - Al Shamal beat Qatar SC 2-1 in Week 3 of the 2021-2022 season QNB Stars League at the Khalifa International Stadium on Tuesday.
Bahaa Faisal (25th-minute penalty) and Amjad Attwan (36th) scored the goals for Al Shamal, who produced a fighting performance. Djamel Benlamri scored for Qatar SC in the 81st minute.
It was promoted side Al Shamal’s first victory.
After a slow start, Qatar SC’s Isaac Mbenza attempted a long-range shot from the edge of the Al Shamal box. The ball flew narrowly close to the Al Shamal crossbar in first major shot at goal in the 12th minute. Six minutes later, Al Shamal’s Nasser Ibrahim Al Nasr also produced a shot from the edge of the box, but the ball was quickly pouched by Qatar SC keeper Jassim Al Hail.
Following a long-range free-kick, Matias Nani of Al Shamal – while trying to reach the ball – and Qatar SC’s Hossam Kamal got into a tangle inside the Qatar SC box. Both players crashed to the ground. The referee sought the VAR assistance to declare a penalty in favour of Al Shamal.
Bahaa Faisal easily converted from the spot kick to give his side a 1-0 lead in the 25th minute.
In the 36th minute, Al Shamal doubled the lead with a freak shot from Amjad Attwan. After receiving a shot cross, Attwan aimed for the goal with a long-range shot around 10 meters outside the Qatar SC box. Attwan’s shot bounced off a Qatar SC player and lobbed into the Qatar SC goal with keeper Al Hail unable to reach the high ball that crashed into the right side of the goal.
Attwan carried on with threatening moves in the second half. In the 53rd minute, he unleashed another long-range bullet that was saved by Qatar SC keeper Al Hail with a dive to his right. Close to the hour mark, Qatar SC’s Mbenza produced a quick-reflex shot from close range, but Al Shamal keeper Marwan Sherif blocked the shot.
Qatar SC reduced the deficit when Benlamri scored with a snap-header in the 81st minute.