Doha, 3 October 2021 - Umm Salal and Al Shamal shared points after a 1-1 draw in Week 5 of the 2021-2022 season QNB Stars League at the Khalifa International Stadium on Saturday.
Mohsin Al Yazidi (45+1 minute) scored for Al Shamal. However, after relentless football, Umm Salal equalized through Abdullah Khaled (83rd minute).
The match had its fair share of hits and misses all the way. Earlier in the game, Al Shamal’s Bahaa Faisal charged into the Umm Salal box and fired a shot towards an open goal, but Umm Salal’s Aymen Abdennour blocked the shot with a solo effort just close to his goalline in the fifth minute.
Umm Salal’s Ayman Ghadban backheeled a short pass to team-mate Isael Barbosa stationed close to the Al Shamal box. The Brazilian midfielder produced a high left-footed drive that sailed above the Al Shamal crossbar in the 13th minute.
Al Shamal’s Jeison Escobar opted for a long-range shot in the 25th minute, but his swinging shot was pouched by Umm Salal keeper Khalifa Aboobacker.
Umm Salal striker Yassin Bakhit, after outpacing two of his markers, drilled a left-foot shot that lacked pace and keeper Marwan Sherif pouched it with ease five minutes from the end of first half.
In injury time, Mohsin, after a cross from Escobar, fired a bullet a little distance from the edge of the box. The ball sailed past the outstretched hand of the goalkeeper and crashed into the right side of the net.
Early in the second half, Escobar attempted to deflect a loose ball in front of the goalkeeper, but failed to tap the ball in from close range. Close to the hour mark, Umm Salal’s Ali Ferydoon found a snap-header, but his deflection with a defender in tow was blocked by keeper Marwan Sherif of Al Shamal.
In the 68th minute, Bakhit, despite being heavily marked, charged into the Al Shamal box, but his tap from close range just flew above the crossbar.
After several hits and misses, Abdullah Khaled produced a slick snap-header on a long cross from the flank to send the ball crashing into the net.
Just before the final whistle, Bakhit missed a scoring chance from close range following a solo run into the Al Shamal box.