Juventus edge close to last eight after defeating Porto 2-0.
Real remain top on 52 points, one ahead of nearest challengers Barcelona and three clear of Sevilla in third, and still have one game in hand on both of their title rivals.
The only negatives in a comfortable win for United were injuries to Mkhitaryan and midfielder Michael Carrick.
The stadium in Al Thumama is located in one of the most rapidly developing areas of Doha.
Striker Baghdad Bounedjah slams in five goals as Al Sadd rout Al Arabi and regain the top position.
Swiss-Italian Gianni Infantino, who made his second visit to Qatar since getting elected as FIFA chief, astutely defends the decision to expand the World Cup to a 48-team affair.
IT DRIZZLED lightly as Yannick Sagbo walked towards his car, where his wife clapped gently to welcome him and his kids gave kisses on either cheek.
QATARI clubs Al Rayyan and Lekhwiya got off to winning starts in the group stages of AFC Champions League, though in the manner one would have not expected.
Umm Salal handed Lekhwiya their first defeat. Ivorian Yannick Sagbo was the architect of the win, as he scored a brace (seventh and 50th), with Mahmoud Al Mawas netting the other in the 70th.
Baghdad Bounedjah struck five goals as Al Sadd routed Al Arabi 7-0 to climb above Lekhwiya to the summit on goal difference.
AL SHAHANIYA Football Head Mohammed Al Shammari is confident of his team’s stay in the top flight. Against Al Wakrah last week, the Oryxes twice let slip the advantage to settle for a 2-2 draw, their 11th this season.
Twelve teams will vie for honours at the 2017 Asian Communities Tournament, to be organised under the auspices of Qatar Football Association.
The Fifth Workers Cup, scheduled to start last week, will kick off on Friday after inclement weather played spoilsport.