Qatar Football AssociationNews
29.04.2016 17:13 in :

DOHA: Former championsAl Gharafa edged pastUmm Salal

4-2 in a penaltyshoot-outfollowing a 1-1 tie after thrilling football

from both the teams in their Emir Cup clash.

Al Gharafa will play Al Sadd in the quarterfinals.

Al Sailiya advanced tothe next stage with a 2-1 victory over Al Wakrah

at Al Arabi Stadium on Thursdaynight.

The other pre-quarterfinal saw Al Ahli entering the next stage with

an impressive 3-2 win over Al Khor.

Ahmad Sufian Abu Nora was the star as Al Kharaitiyat overcame

Al Arabi in apenalty shoot-out to enter the quarter-finals of the

Emir Cup at Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha on Thursday.


The 25-year-old Qatari blocked two attempts from the opposition

to secure a stunning 4-2 win in tie-breakerafter the score was tied

2-2 in full time.

Al Kharaitiyat revealed their intentions of advancing in the prestigious

tournament right from the beginning and took thel ead in the first minute

of the matchwith Jarallah Al Mari executing a fine move successfully.

Butthe lead didn’t last for long as Al Arabi levelled the score-line just

after nine minutes, following a fine display of accuracy by Yousuf

Ahmed Ali who brought his side back into the match with a timely goal.

The teams went into the breather with a 1-1 score-line.


Al Kharaitiyatand Al Arabi looked cautious in the secondsession and

exchanged a few attacking forays with both the sides focusing more on the


However, Hassan Abdel Fattah stunned Al Arabi defense with a slick

shot in the 81st minute as Al Kharaitiyat regained lead.

Seasoned striker Paulinho lived up to expectations and brought Al Arabi on

level terms, just three minutes after Fattah’s goal.

The last few minutes were intense but both the teams avoided any

damage to march into the shoot-outs.

Al Kharaitiyat will take on Qatar Stars League champions Al Rayyan

in the quarter-finals on May 8.