8/30/2019 12:30:03 AM (GMT+3)

Al Arabi hold Al Duhail 1-1 in Qatar Stars League

Al Arabi hold Al Duhail 1-1 in Qatar Stars League

DOHA, Qatar: Reigning Amir Cup champions Al Duhail struggled to hold Al Arabi 1-1 in their second round match of the 2019-20 Qatar Stars League match at the Al Janoub Stadium on Thursday.

Yousef Msakni gave Duhail the lead in the seventh minute, but Arabi drew level through Aron Gunnarsson in the 40th minute.

Al Arabi, who had beaten Al Ahli 3-1 last week, trailed in overall ball possession (40 per cent). However, they fought tooth and nail against their fancied opponents who also had to fight back to beat Qatar SC 2-1 in their opening match.

Arabi should thank their goalkeeper Gregory Gomis for his impressive performance under the bar as he thwarted Duhail attackers. 

Duhail seized early initiative through Msakni off a pass from Almoez Ali, but The Dream Team soon hit back, but defender Morteza Mohammed shot wide.

After Duhail’s Ali Afif’s shot was blocked by Musab Keder, Paolo Edmilson had a goal disallowed for offside by referee Mohammed Al Shammari. (Pic: QSL)