Premier League: Al Duhail defeats Umm Salal 3-1 after recovering from a 0-1 deficit

DOHA. Al Duhail was able to turn the table against Umm Salal.

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DOHA. Al Duhail was capable to turn the table against Umm Salal. It was Umm Salal to score first with a goal from V. Yuel. However, later Al Duhail found the way to turn the table scoring 3 consecutive goals with Bassam Al Rawi (81′), Michael Olunga (87′) and Michael Olunga (90′). Al Duhail was vastly superior ball possession (75%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Stadium stadium in Doha on Wednesday and it started at 4:20 pm local time. The referee was Hamad Al Subaie who was helped by Hamad Mohd Al Ejji and Taleb Salem Al Marri. The 4th official was Mohammed Ahmed Al-Sherif. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 17 degrees Celsius or 62.58 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 72%.​

Match Statistics

Al Duhail was in firm control of the ball 75% while Umm Salal was struggling with a 25% ball possession.

Al Duhail was more aggressive with 65 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 9 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Al Duhail won the match.

Al Duhail shot 17 times, 9 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Umm Salal shot 4 times, 1 on target, 3 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Al Duhail. On the other side, Umm Salal received 1 yellow card (João Carlos Teixeira).

After playing this match, Al Duhail will have 20 points to move down in the 1st place. Regarding the opposition, Umm Salal will stay with 7 points like Al Sadd to stay in the 10th place.

Match Events

  • 33'

    João Carlos Teixeira

  • 43'

    V. Yuel

    Nasser Ibrahim

  • 60'

    Abdulrahman Fahmi Moustafa

    Suhaib Gannan

  • 74'

    Abdel Rahman Raafat Zaky

    João Carlos Teixeira

  • 81'

    Bassam Al Rawi

  • 82'

    Lotfi Madjer

    Khaled Mohammed

  • 84'

    Khaled Al Zereiqi

    Adel Al Sulimane

  • 87'

    Michael Olunga (Penalty)

  • 89'

    E. Barimil

    D. Saddiki

  • 90'

    Michael Olunga

Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Al Duhail will play away with Al Sadd on the 17th of January with a 11-9 head to head statistic in favor of Al Sadd (6 draws).

Umm Salal will host Al Markhiya on the 4th of January with a 0-0 head to head stats.

Al Duhail: Formation and Lineups

The manager Hernán Jorge Crespo chose to play with the following team: Salah Zakaria Hassan, Sultan Hussain Al-Braik, Bassam Hisham Al Rawi, Mohammed Khaled Al-Naumi, Tae-Hee Nam, Luiz Mairton Carlos Júnior, Ferjani Sassi, Khalid Mohammed, Suhaib Gannan, Michael Olunga Ogada and Almoez Ali Zainalabiddin Abdulla.


Al Duhail made 2 changes: Suhaib Gannan for Abdulrahman Fahmi Moustafa (60′) and Khaled Mohammed for Lotfi Madjer (82′).

Umm Salal: Formation and Lineups

Talking about the opposition, Wesam Rizik Abdulmajid played with: Khalifa Ababacar N’Diaye, Omar Yahya Ahmed Rabah, Ali Mohammad Bazmandegan, Abdulrahman Faiz Al Rashidi, Abdellah Khafifi, João Carlos Vilaça Teixeira, Nasser Ibrahim Al-Nasr, Adel Alawi Al Sulimane, Dries Saddiki, Jonathan Kodjia and Valentino Yuel.


Umm Salal made 3 changes: João Carlos Teixeira for Abdel Rahman Raafat Zaky (74′), Adel Al Sulimane for Khaled Al Zereiqi (84′) and D. Saddiki for E. Barimil (89′).

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