Ghana’s Andre Ayew got on the score sheet once more as Al Sadd defeated Al-Arabi 4-0 in the 2021/22 Qatar Stars League match-day 5 clash at Khalifa International Stadium on Friday.
After a goalless first half, Al-Sadd scored through Baghdad Bounedjah (59′, 75′), Hassan Al-Haydos (61′) and Andre Ayew (82′) to secure the big derby win.
Following the halftime break, the Wolves emerged with more determination to break the deadlock and their efforts bore fruit close to the hour mark.
Algerian striker Bounedjah got the breakthrough goal in the 59th minute, reacting fastest to reach a rebounded shot after Abunada had saved Abdelkarim Hassan’s initial effort.
Just a couple of minutes later, Al-Sadd doubled their lead, after Al-Haydos sent a great strike from distance into the bottom right corner.
Bounedjah then returned to get his second of the night and make it 3-0, finishing off in style after a great through ball from Akram Afif.
The final goal of the game came in the 82nd minute, and it was from a penalty. The referee pointed to the spot after Afif was brought down in the box, and Andre Ayew stepped up to convert the kick and complete a 4-0 derby win.
Ayew now has four goals in five games for Al-Sadd who top the Qatar Stars League standings with 15 points.
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