A brace from Hassan Al Haidous including a penalty and goals from Pedro Miguel and Jugurtha Hamroun helped Al Sadd blank Al Kharaitiyat 4-0 in the QNB Stars League on Thursday.
The victory helped Sadd roar back into title contention as both Al Duhail and Al Rayyan dropped points on Thursday.
While Duhail were held to a 1-1 draw against Al Sailiya, Al Ahli shocked Rayyan 2-0. Sadd are on 27 points, two behind Duhail while Rayyan are third on 25.
Sadd went ahead in the 40th minute when Pedro headed home Xavi Hernandez's freekick. Al Haidous converted a penalty in the 52nd to double the lead while Hamroun blasted in at the near post in the 77th to put the issue beyond doubt. Al Haidous then added a spectacular fourth, a superb shot from distance to give the scoreline a gloss, in the 80th.