Al Markhiya Secures Crucial Win over Al Gharafa in Week 13 Match

Al Markhiya Secures Victory with 3-2 Win over Al Gharafa in Expo Stars League Match

Al Markhiya clinched a crucial victory in the Qatar Football League over Al Gharafa in a thrilling encounter that ended 3-2. The match, originally slated for the thirteenth week of the Expo Stars League, took place at the Grand Hamad Stadium in the Al Arabi Club on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

This win propels Al Markhiya to 14 points, while Al Gharafa remains at 41 points in the Qatar Football League standings. The goals for Al Markhiya came from Youssef Naji, who scored in the 45th + 2nd and 90th + 7th minutes, along with Iraqi Bashar Rassan finding the back of the net in the 55th minute. On the other hand, Al Gharafa managed to score through Dami Traoré in the 22nd minute and Yassin Ibrahimi from a penalty kick in the 79th minute.

Despite a missed penalty kick by Al-Gharafa’s Yacine Ibrahimi in the 79th minute, the match was intense from start to finish. Al Gharafa’s early lead came through a goal by Dami Traoré in the 22nd minute, capitalizing on an assist from Yassine Ibrahimi. However, Al Markhiya equalized before half-time, courtesy of Youssef Naji’s finish.

The second half saw Al Markhiya asserting dominance, with Bashar Resan securing their second goal in the 55th minute. Although Al Gharafa was awarded a penalty in the 79th minute, Yassin Ibrahimi failed to convert, hitting the crossbar. Nevertheless, Ibrahimi redeemed himself by netting a second penalty after obstructing Al-Markhiya’s goalkeeper.

The intense battle continued into stoppage time, where Youssef Naji sealed the victory for Al Markhiya with a late goal. Eventually, Al Markhiya emerged victorious with a 3-2 scoreline in the Qatar Football League clash against Al Gharafa. This result underscores the competitive nature of football in the Qatar Football League, with teams constantly pushing to secure vital wins and climb up the league table.

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