Umm Salal midfielder Jawed Akeel Ahannach (left) tries to tackle Lekhwiya forward Yousef Msakni during the QSL match at Qatar Sports Club in Doha yesterday. PICTURES BY: SHAIVAL DALAL/KAMMUTTY VP
DOHA: Qatar Stars League (QSL) points leaders Eljaish suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Al Ahli, yesterday.
Goals from Meshal Abdullah (31), Mojtaba Jabbari (45) and Elian Djoko (58) helped Al Ahli register their third win in four matches.
The men in green, who had beaten two-time champions Lekhwiya already this season, were behind through a 15th minute strike Kalou Yoshi, but rallied back.
Eljaish did pull one back through Wagner Ribeiro just after the half-hour mark, but were unable to add to their goal tally.
Razvan Lucescu’s men now has the same points tally (24) as defending champions Al Sadd, who had thrashed Al Sailiyah 5-2 on Thursday.
In other results yesterday, Qatar Sports Club drew 1-1 with Al Wakra.
Al Gharafa drew 2-2 with Al Kharaitiyat and Lekhwiya claimed a 1-0 win over Umm Salal.