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QNB Stars League Week 15 - Al Sadd 7 Al Khor 0

Al Sadd defeated Al Khor 7-0 in Week 15 of the 2020-21 season QNB Stars League at the Al Sadd Stadium on Wednesday.

Rodrigo Tabata led the rout with a hat-trick (36th, 49th and 57th minutes), while prolific scorer Baghdad Bounedjah contributed two goals (seventh and 33rd minutes). Santiago Cazorla (41st-minute penalty) and Ali Asad (71st minute) were the other scorers as Al Sadd notched up their 13th victory to be on 41 points.

Al Sadd thus opened up a 13-point lead over second-placed reigning champions Al Duhail (28 points), who were held to a 1-1 draw by Qatar SC on Tuesday.

Al Khor remained on 10 points following their ninth defeat.

Al Sadd have also registered the most number of victories and they are the only unbeaten side so far in the tournament.

The only time they had dropped points this time were when they drew goalless with Al Khor in the first leg (Week 4) and played out a 1-1 draw with Qatar SC in Week 11.

Al Sadd subdued their rivals with 61 per cent possession, unlike their first-leg game against Al Khor when both teams failed to break the deadlock.

Such was their dominating game that Al Sadd took the half-time break on a four-goal cushion. The penalty was awarded when Al Khor’s Tamer Jamal fouled Al Sadd’s Akram Afif and referee Meshari Ali Al Shammari pointed to the spot. And Cazorla was on hand to convert the kick.

There was no let-up by Al Sadd in the second half and they pumped in three more goals.

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