Premier League: Al Sadd defeats Al Arabi 2-0 on Monday

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DOHA. Al Sadd tops Al Arabi with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored by S. Cazorla (66') and a goal from H. Al (72').

DOHA. Al Sadd defeats Al Arabi with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored by S. Cazorla (66′) and a goal from H. Al (72′).

The match was played at the Grand Hamad Stadium stadium in Doha on Monday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Saoud Al Athbah who was helped by Juma Mohammed Al Burshaid and Yousef Aref Al Shamari. The 4th official was Hamad Al Subaie. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 19.4 degrees Celsius or 66.88 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 78%.​

Match Statistics

Al Sadd was in firm control of the ball 55% while Al Arabi was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

Al Arabi was more aggressive with 56 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 4 were on target. Even so, Al Sadd was able to find the solution to win this contest.​

Al Arabi shot 16 times, 4 on target, 12 off target. On the other side, Al Sadd shot 13 times, 6 on target, 7 off target.


Al Arabi received 3 yellow cards (Abdulrahman Anad, Rafinha and Hilal Mohammed). On the opposite side, Al Sadd received 3 yellow cards (Hassan Al Haydos, Boualem Khoukhi and B. Bounedjah).

After playing this match, Al Arabi will stay with 22 points to move up in the 2nd place. On the opposite side, Al Sadd will have 13 points like Al Ahli and Qatar SC to move down in the 5th place.

Match Events

  • 18'

    Abdulrahman Anad

  • 38'

    Hassan Al Haydos

  • 39'

    Boualem Khoukhi

  • 45'


  • 45'

    B. Bounedjah

  • 58'

    Abdullah Marafee

    Ibrahim Nasser Kala

  • 60'

    Hilal Mohammed

  • 66'

    Santi Cazorla (Penalty)

  • 72'

    Hassan Al Haydos

  • 73'

    Jassem Gaber Abdulsallam

    Abdulrahman Anad

  • 73'

    Abdullah Murisi

    Abdulrahman Anad

  • 79'


    Hassan Al Haydos

  • 87'

    Tarek Salman

    Bahaa Ellithi

  • 90'

    Musaab Khidir

    Akram Afif

Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Al Arabi will play away against Qatar SC on the 30th of January with a 13-11 head to head record in favor of Al Arabi (13 draws).

Al Sadd will host Al Markhiya on the 29th of January with a 1-1 head to head record.

Al Arabi: Formation and Lineups

The manager Younes Ali Rahmati chose to play with the following team: 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 and Omar Jihad Al Somah.


Al Arabi made 3 changes: Ibrahim Nasser Kala for Abdullah Marafee (58′), Abdulrahman Anad for Jassem Gaber Abdulsallam (73′) and Abdulrahman Anad for Abdullah Murisi (73′).

Al Sadd: Formation and Lineups

On the opposite side, Juan Manuel Lillo Díez played with: Yousef Abdulrahman Baliadeh, Boualem Khoukhi, Pedro Miguel Correia, Rodrigo Barbosa Tabata, Santiago Cazorla González, Woo-Young Jung, Bahaa Mamdouh Ellithi, André Ayew Pelé, Hassan Khalid Al Heidos, Baghdad Bounedjah and Akram Hassan Afif.


Al Sadd made 3 changes: Hassan Al Haydos for Guilherme (79′), Bahaa Ellithi for Tarek Salman (87′) and Akram Afif for Musaab Khidir (90′).

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Premier League



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