Doha, 18 January 2022 - Al Wakrah beat Al Ahli 3-1 in Week 15 of the 2021-2022 season QNB Stars League at the Al Ahli Stadium.
Khaled Munir (43rd minute), Mohamed Benyettou (57th minute) and Jacinto Dala (60th minute) scored the goals for Al Wakrah.
Jose Angel Pozo scored Al Ahli’s goal in the 73rd minute.
It was Al Wakrah seventh victory from 14 matches and they moved on to 25 points.
Al Ahli stood on 16 points with their fifth defeat from 15 matches.
Al Wakrah have a game in hand as their Week 11 fixture against champions Al Sadd was postponed.
Both teams were coming off victory, Al Ahli beating Umm Salal 2-1 and Al Wakrah defeating Al Khor 4-1 in Week 14.
It may be recalled that Al Ahli and Al Wakrah had played out a goalless draw in the first leg.
However, Al Wakrah proved too good for Al Ahli this time around.
Al Wakrah had an upper hand from the beginning. They launched more attacks in the first half even though ball possession was more or less equal.
Al Wakrah took the lead close to half-time whistle through Khaled Munir, who headed in Murad Naji’s cross from the right.
The Blue Wave continued from where they left off in the second half and Benyettou’s individual brilliance stood out in their second goal. The Algerian forward, after being put through from the middle, ran with the ball towards the right goalline, then cut inside and sent home an angular shot that beat goalkeeper Yazan Naim and defenders Soufiane Bouftini and Ibrahim Majed.
Al Wakrah made it 3-0 on the hour mark through Dala, who finished off a quick move.
Al Ahli players, especially Manuel dos Santos and Yazan Al Naimat, tried hard to find a breakthrough and they succeeded in finding the target through new recruit Jose Angel.