Al Sadd wins the Emir of Qatar Cup for the 19th time in its history

The Al Sadd football team clinched the Qatar Prince Cup title for the 19th time in its history after defeating Qatar 1-0 in the final match held today, Friday, at the “Education City” stadium.

The first and second halves of the game ended in a scoreless draw, leading to two extra halves to decide the outcome.

In the 109th minute of the second extra half, Al Sadd’s star player Akram Afif was shown a red card, but his team managed to score the only goal in the 118th minute, courtesy of Matheus Oribe.

The last time Al Sadd won this title was in the 2021 edition, defeating Al Rayyan in a penalty shootout, while they lost last year’s final to Al Arabi.

Qatar relied on Sebastian Soria and Johan Bodhi in their attack, while Al Sadd depended on Baghdad Bounedjah, who played his final match for the team before leaving at the end of the current season.

The match witnessed several opportunities, with both goalkeepers making crucial saves, until Al Sadd managed to score the decisive goal in the second extra half, despite playing with ten men after Afif’s dismissal.

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