Al Sailiya and Al Wakrah play 2-2 draw

Al Sailiya and Al Wakrah were locked in a 2-2 draw in Round 4 (Group A) of the 2020-21 season Ooredoo Cup at the Al Khor Stadium on Wednesday.

Abdullah Al Marri (18th minute) and Tiago Bezerra (42nd-minute penalty) scored for Al Sailiya.

Jassim Al Jalabi (45+1-minute penalty and 59th-minute penalty) scored for Al Wakrah.

Al Sailiya and Al Wakrah are now on five and eight points respectively.

Al Sailiya opened the scoring when Al Marri capitalised on Al Wakrah’s defensive lapse and slotted the ball home after goalkeeper Mohammed Saeed and defenders were out of position. Tiago did the spadework for the goal.

The Peregrines kept charging and were successful a second time as Tiago converted from the spot towards the end of first half. The penalty was awarded when Tiago was pulled down by Riadh Nasser.

However, Al Wakrah succeeded in pulling one back in injury time, with Al Jalabi converting a penalty. This time, Al Marri fouled Jassim Ali Al Hashimi.

Al Jalabi again converted from the spot to help The Blue Wave draw parity. Referee Abdulrahman Al Jassim pointed to the spot after Abdulrahman Mohammed was blocked by Al Sailiya goalkeeper Abdulrahman Mahamat.

Soon, Al Wakrah could have even taken the lead had Abdulrahman Mohammed not sent his placing shot inches wide when he was in an advantageous position to score with only the goalkeeper to beat. Al Sailiya too had a chance in the 65th minute, but Al Marri rifled one straight to the goalkeeper.

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