Al-Duhail Triumphs Over Al-Shamal in Week 18 Match

Al-Duhail overcomes Al-Shamal with 3-1 victory in Expo Stars League match

Al-Duhail secured a 3-1 victory against Al-Shamal in a thrilling encounter at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium. Iranian star Omid Ebrahimi opened the scoring for Al-Shamal in the 61st minute, but Al-Duhail quickly responded. Sohaib Janan equalized in the 69th minute, and Michael Olunga netted two penalty kicks in the 73rd and 90th minutes, sealing the win.

This result saw Al-Duhail extend their winning streak and reach 22 points, while Al-Shamal remained at 18 points. The first half was uneventful, with a disallowed goal for Al-Duhail due to offside. The second half saw increased attacking intent, culminating in Ebrahimi’s opener for Al-Shamal.

Facing mounting pressure, Al-Duhail’s coach made impactful substitutions, with Janan and Philippe Coutinho being instrumental in turning the game around. Coutinho’s offensive contributions led to Janan’s equalizer before setting up Olunga for the go-ahead goal from a penalty kick.

Al-Breik came close to extending the lead with a powerful left-footed shot, but Al-Shamal’s goalkeeper denied him with a brilliant save. Olunga sealed the victory for Al-Duhail with a late goal, wrapping up a 3-1 win.

This victory showcased Al-Duhail’s resilience and attacking prowess, solidifying their position in the league standings. Their ability to come from behind and secure a convincing win highlighted their intent and determination in the Expo Stars League. With key players stepping up when needed, Al-Duhail displayed their title credentials with this impressive performance.

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