The Al-Sadd football first team concluded the 2018-19 QNB Stars League campaign with a 6-1 win over Umm Salal in the 22nd and final round game, which was played at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium on Saturday.
The result means that Al-Sadd finish with a final points tally of 57, after 19 wins, three draws and a single defeat.
Akram Afif netted a brace for Al-Sadd, while Khoukhi Boualem, Hassan Al-Haydos, Hassan Ahmed and Ali Asad also got on the scoresheet. Yannick Sagbo scored the lone goal for Umm Salal.
After a calm start to the game, Boualem headed Al-Sadd in front after a free kick floated in by Afif in the 30th minute. Four minutes later, skipper Sagbo equalised for Umm Salal with a fierce low effort past Meshaal Barsham in the Al-Sadd goal.
Al-Sadd were then awarded a penalty following a handball which was confirmed by the VAR in the 41st minute. Al-Haydos stepped up and made no mistake from the spot to give the hosts the lead once again.
In the second half, Al-Sadd kept up the pressure and were rewarded with more goals.
Hassan Ahmed marked his start with an acrobatic finish from close range to make it 3-1 in the 57th minute. Afif then scored Al-Sadd’s fourth with a quick reaction to slam in the rebound after substitute Baghdad Bounedjah’s initial shot was blocked.
In the 65th minute, Ali Asad got on the scoresheet with a drive into the top corner before Afif wrapped up the scoring with a calm finish in the 69th minute, that brought up a century of goals for Al-Sadd in this season.
Al-Sadd x Umm Salal (QNB Stars League Round 22)
Jassim bin Hamad Stadium
Al-Sadd: Meshaal Barsham (Jehad Mohammed), Pedro Miguel, Khoukhi Boualem, Abdelkarim Hassan, Hamid Ismail, Salem Al-Hajri, Gabi, Ali Asad, Hassan Al-Haydos (Saoud Al-Nasr), Akram Afif, Hassan Ahmed (Baghdad Bounedjah)
Umm Salal: Basil Zaidan, Omar Yahya, Laurence Quaye, Adel Alawi, Mahmoud Al Mawas, Yannick Sagbo, Anderson, Mourad Satli, Mohammed Kasola, Luiz de Araujo, Hussam Kamal
Al-Sadd won 6-1
Khoukhi Boualem 30′
Yannick Sagbo 34′
Hassan Al-Haydos 41′
Hassan Ahmed 57′
Akram Afif 63′, 69′
Ali Asad 65′
Baghdad Bounedjah 90′
Khamis Al-Marri (Main referee)
Nasser Al-Dos (Linesman)
Faisal Al-Yafei (Linesman)
Jamal Hussain (Fourth official)