Doha, Qatar: Valentin Marius Lazar scored from the penalty spot for the winner as Al Kharaitiyat defeated Umm Salal 1-0 in the QNB Stars League on Friday. The victory, their second only in the league helped Kharaityat snap their losing run at nine matches while for Umm Salal the defeat was a big blow to their top four ambitions.
The penalty was awarded through VAR after Abdullah Hassan Kamal fouled Kharaitiyat’s Illias Hassani in the 17th minute and referee Hamad Maqed opted for the video assistance to confirm that the foul was committed inside the box before pointing to the spot.
Lazar sent the keeper the wrong way before rolling the ball into the empty side of the goal.
Kharaitiyat, on six points, are still at the bottom of the table while Umm Salal are seventh on 20 points.
Earlier, Al Khor defeated Qatar Sports Club 3-1.
Thiago Bezerra (40th minute), Wagner Dos Santos (52nd) and Musaab Abdulmajid (90+4) scored for Al Khor while Samuel Eto’o got the consolation goal in the 70th minute for Qatar SC.
Al Khor are 11th in the table with 12 points while Qatar SC are 10th on 16.