another loss for Muaither against Umm Salal
Our team suffered a new loss from Umm Salal Club, with a score of 1/3, in the match that was held this evening at Hamad Bin Khalifa Stadium, as part of the competitions of the eighth week of the Expo Stars League, and our team’s only goal was scored by Ramon Arias. The match started with a slight advantage for our team in search of scoring the first goal, through the movements of Ayman Al-Hassouni and Andrei Siahputra in the midfield, and in front of them were Dennis Alibek and Jamal Hamad. Our team threatened Umm Salal's goal with a first chance from Denis Alibek's shot, but it passed next to the post amid persistent attempts by both teams to score the lead. Our team continued to threaten Umm Salal's goal with another left-footed shot by Dennis Alibek that was blocked by Umm Salal's goalkeeper, while the relative pressure of our team continued in search of finding a way to Umm Salal's goal to score the first goal, but without anything new. The pace of the match increased as the minutes of the first half passed between the two teams through increased attacks, but without any danger. Continuous attempts by our team, and this time Abdul Ghani Mounir shot a strong ball that was cleared by the Umm Salal goalkeeper for a corner. Then the corner was played and Ramon met it with a header that passed next to the Umm Salal Club’s post, then Ramon followed with another shot that passed next to the post. Finally, Muaither succeeded in imposing his advantage and scoring the first goal in the 30th minute through a Ramon Arias header after he received a long ball from a corner kick executed by Andrei Siahputra and put it into the net. The result was that our team advanced by one goal without a response over Umm Salal. Our team continued to attack Umm Salal Club in search of strengthening the score, but without threatening Umm Salal’s goal. On the other hand, our team’s goalkeeper, Ivanildo Rodriguez, blocked two dangerous chances from Umm Salal and kept a clean sheet before the end of the first half. The first half ended with Muaither leading with a clean goal over Umm Salal. The second half began with mutual attacks between the two teams, but without any danger, and this is due to the high level of performance between the two teams. Umm Salal's attempts resulted in adjusting the score through Andre Delort's header in the 57th minute, making the result a goal for our team versus Umm Salal's goal. The first substitution for our team, with the departure of Abdel-Ghani Mounir and the entry of Mohamed Salah El-Nile to activate the offensive side, with an increase in the intensity of the exchange of attacks between the two teams. In the 75th minute, Umm Salal succeeded in turning the score around and scoring a second goal from a penalty kick by Andre Delort after the same player was obstructed by Mamadou Traoré, making the score for Umm Salal two goals to one for our team. Umm Salal succeeded in strengthening the score with a third goal in the 80th minute through Andre Delort, almost alone, against our team's goalkeeper, making the result three goals for Umm Salal versus a goal for our team. Our team tried to reduce the difference with a shot by Ramon Arias from inside the box, which was blocked by the Umm Salal goalkeeper. The team's attempts to reduce the difference were to no avail in the face of the good spread of Umm Salal players on the field, so the match ended with Umm Salal winning with a score of 1/3.