Yesterday at Thani Bin Jassim Stadium, Al Duhail, the defending champions, secured their place in the quarter-finals of the 51st Amir Cup by defeating Al Kharaitiyat 1-0. Hernan Crespo’s team will face Umm Salal in the next round, who managed to defeat Al Khor 1-0 thanks to a late goal from Yaseen Al Bakhit in their first Round of 16 clash. The schedule for the quarter-finals has yet to be announced.
Al Duhail showed a strong performance in both halves against their second division opponents, with over 75% ball possession. Although they could not score more goals, despite four more shots on target, after Ismaeel Mohammad put them ahead in the 12th minute with a low hit after receiving a lob from captain Luiz Martin. In the final moments of the match, Al Kharaitiyat took both their shots on target, but Al Duhail goalkeeper Shehab Mamdouh made some good saves to secure his team’s march into the quarters.