Al Arabi beats Al Wakrah 2-1 with Y. Msakni scoring 2 goals

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AL-WAKRA. Al Arabi beat Al Wakrah to win 2-1. Y. Msakni was the key to score 2 goals.

AL-WAKRA. Al Arabi overcome Al Wakrah to win 2-1. Y. Msakni was the key to score 2 goals. It was Al Arabi to strike first with a goal of Youssef Msakni at the 31′. Then it was a penalty in the 45′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Youssef Msakni gave the win to Al Arabi in the 68′ minute with a goal scoring a double.

The match was played at the Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Stadium stadium in Al-Wakra on Thursday and it started at 4:15 pm local time. The referee was Nayef Mohamed El-Kadiri who was helped by Faisal Eid Al Shammari and Majid Hudaires Al-Shammari. The 4th official was Mohammed Ahmed Al Obedly. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 18.6 degrees Celsius or 65.43 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 61%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Al Wakrah was in possession of the ball for 52% of the time vs. Al Arabi that controlled the ball for 48% of the time.

Al Arabi was more aggressive with 64 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Al Arabi won the encounter.​

Al Wakrah shot 3 times, 2 on target, 1 off target. On the other side, Al Arabi shot 12 times, 6 on target, 6 off target.


Al Wakrah received 4 yellow cards (Mohamed Khaled, Hamad Mansour, T. Sainsbury and Mohamad Abdulnaser Alabbasi). Talking about the opposition, Al Arabi received 4 yellow cards (Ahmed Fathy, Hilal Mohammed, Jasem Adel Al Hail and Ibrahim Nasser Kala).

After playing this contest, Al Wakrah will stay with 15 points to stay in the 3rd place. Regarding the opposition, Al Arabi will have 19 points to stay in the 2nd place.

Match Events

  • 11'

    Mohamed Khaled

  • 14'

    Ahmed Fathy

  • 31'

    Youssef Msakni

  • 34'

    Hamad Mansour

  • 40'

    Hilal Mohammed

  • 45'

    Jasem Adel Al Hail

  • 45'

    M. Benyettou (Penalty)

  • 46'

    Nasser Al Yazidi

    Hamad Mansour

  • 46'

    Mohamad Abdulnaser Alabbasi

    Mohamed Khaled

  • 68'

    Youssef Msakni

  • 80'

    T. Sainsbury

  • 81'

    Ismail Mahmoud

    Omar Ali

  • 85'

    Ibrahim Nasser Kala

  • 88'

    Mohamad Abdulnaser Alabbasi

  • 89'

    Abdulla Al Sulaiti

    Ibrahim Nasser Kala

  • 90'

    Rami Suhali Ali


Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Al Wakrah will play away with Al Shamal on the 5th of January with a 7-3 head to head stats in favor of Al Wakrah (5 draws).

Al Arabi will play away with Al Gharafa on the 18th of January with a 17-10 head to head record in favor of Al Gharafa (11 draws).

Al Wakrah: Formation and Lineups

The manager Bartolomé Márquez López chose to play with the following team: Saoud Mubarak Al Khater, Lucas Michel Mendes, Murad Naji Kamal Hussein, Trent Sainsbury, Hamad Mansour Rajah, Saleh Saeed Halabi, Omar Ali, Mohamed Khlied Hassan, Mohamed Benyettou, Jacinto Muondo Dala, Khald Youssef Shurrab and Adlène Guédioura.


Al Wakrah made 3 changes: Hamad Mansour for Nasser Al Yazidi (46′), Mohamed Khaled for Mohamad Abdulnaser Alabbasi (46′) and Omar Ali for Ismail Mahmoud (81′).

Al Arabi: Formation and Lineups

On the opposite side, Younes Ali Rahmati played with: Jasem Adel Al Hail, Marc Muniesa Martínez, Yousuf Muftah Muftah, Ibrahim Nasser Kala, Aron Einar Gunnarsson, Rafael Alcântara do Nascimento, Ahmed Fathy, Hilal Mohammed Ibrahim, Abdulrahman Anad Al Deri, Youssef Msakni, Omar Jihad Al Somah.


Al Arabi made 2 changes: Ibrahim Nasser Kala for Abdulla Al Sulaiti (89′) and Rafinha for Rami Suhali Ali (90′).

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Premier League


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