QSL: Qatar SC relegated as Kharaitiyat stay up

 16 Apr 2016 - 0:19

QSL: Qatar SC relegated as Kharaitiyat stay up
Al Arabi QVA League champions


Doha:  Al Kharaitiyat retained their status by the finest of margins despite a final-day defeat to Umm Salal in the final day of the Qatar Stars League yesterday.
Al Kharaitiyat lost 3-2 at Al Khor Stadium but stayed up after Qatar Sports Club failed to win their match against Al Wakrah.
 Amar Osim’s men went into the game with a one-point lead and superior goal difference over the Kings. Kharaitiyat’s early season form proved just enough to claim 12th place and another year in the top division.
They stayed up by virtue of their superior goal difference over QSC.
Salal took the lead in the 14th minute through a free-kick when Brazilian defender Welinton hammered the ball low into the bottom corner.  On the stroke of half-time Salal doubled their lead through Mounir El Hamdaoui. Sanzhar Tursunov’s cross was flicked forward by Ilyas – over the head of defender Mohammed Abdurahman – and El Hamdaoui slotted the ball home for his seventh of the season. Ismail Mardanli put Salal 3-0 up after a smart turn and shot in the penalty area. 
Kharaitiyat looked down and out but were granted a lifeline in the 65th minute.
Yahia Kebe scored with a penalty to make it 3-1. Kebe scored another penalty in the 89th minute. 
Qatar Spots Club were dropped to the Qatar Gas league for the first time in their history following a 1-1 draw with Al Wakrah yesterday. 
Wakrah’s  Mouhcine Moutouali saw the Blue Waves take the lead on the 51st minute with a swift turn of pace saw the Moroccan attacker breeze past three Kings defenders before a composed finish past stopper Mohammed Mubarak.
Qatar SC sprang into action, and grabbed an equalizer just two minutes later. A superb cross from Vecchio was met by the head of Carrando as the game marched towards the one all stalemate. 
In other matches of the day, Al Sadd drew with El Jaish 2-2, Al Khor beat Al Gharafa 1-0 and Lekhwiya beat Mesaimeer 2-1.The Peninsula