Al Sailiya and Umm Salal moved on to five and six points respectively.
Going into the match, Umm Salal and Al Sailiya were in a desperate situation.
In fact, Umm Salal, Al Ahli and Al Khor were the only teams yet to record a victory this season and, after the eighth round, they remained so.
Al Ahli had lost 1-4 to reigning champions Al Sadd and Al Khor lost 0-4 to promoted side Al Shamal in Saturday’s action.
Umm Salal played under former Qatar international midfielder Wesam Rizik for the first time after he replaced Brazilian Sergio Farias following the team’s dismal run.
The match was evenly fought in terms of ball possession. Play was confined mostly to the middle of the field, so there were not many attempts at the goal, at either end until the 38th minute, when Al Sailiya counter-attacked, with Ramin Rezaien in the thick of action. However, the Iranian’s shot was saved by goalkeeper Khalifa Abubakr.
Soon afterwards, Al Sailiya’s Valentin Adama unleashed a shot that went wide of the Umm Salal post.
Things did not change much in the second half.
Umm Salal got their first chance in the 59th minute, but Aymen Hussein was thwarted by goalkeeper Claude Amine.
Al Sailiya made another attempt in the 72nd minute through the right, only to see Mohammed Mudathir hit his shot over the crossbar.
That was followed by another move by Aymen. However, a goal did not come and the game ended in a draw.