Lekhwiya Maintain QSL Lead, Umm Salal Stun El Jaish
DOHA: Umm Salal piled more misery on El Jaish in the Qatar Stars League.
Jaish had fired Romanian Razvan Lucescu after the team had suffered five straight defeats, but caretaker coach Yousef Adam could not arrest the slump as they lost 1-2 to Umm Salal on Saturday.
An Abdulla Ayesh own-goal gave Umm Salal the lead in the 14th while Everaldo Pereira made 2-0 in the 31st. Mohammed Muntari struck a consolation goal in the 92nd.
Two-time champions Lekhwiya drew four points clear at the top after they scored a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Al Kharaitiyat.
Burkina Faso forward Yahia Kebe had put Kharaitiyat ahead in the 22nd. However, a late burst from the cops tilted the momentum in their favour, with Karim Boudiaf (79th), Nam Tae-Hee (84th) and Sebastian Soria (87th) netting the goals.
Qatar Sports Club defeated Muaither SC 2-1.
Adriano (14th) and Mousa Al Allaq (15th) scored for the winners while Johnson Kendrick (79th) found the target for the losers.
Elsewhere, Al Arabi won over Al Sailiya 3-2.
Faaozi Ayesh gave Sailiya the lead in the 15th while Abdulaziz Hatem equalised in the 28th.
A Marcelo Tavares own goal made it 2-1 in Arabi’s favour in the 39th while Mohammed Adnan made it 3-1 in the 92nd.
Though Moumouni Dagano netted in the 95th, it proved too little, too late.