DOHA: Rachid Tiberkanine scored the only goal as Al Sailiya overcame Al Shahania in a 20th round match of QNB Stars League here on Sunday.
Rachid found the target in the 10th minute which gave Sailiya their 11th win of the season.
Sailiya, who currently occupy third place behind Al Sadd and Al Duhail, now have 34 points while Shahania stayed on 21 points to be ninth on the table.
In another closely-fought match, Umm Salal beat Qatar Sports Club 1-0, with Mahmoud Al Mawas scoring the all-important goal in the 21st minute.
It was Umm Salal’s sixth win in the tournament, but Qatar SC (16 points) struggle to stave off relegation.
Khor's Tiago scores hat-trick
In a high-scoring match, Brazilian striker Tiago Bezerra netted a hat-trick as Al Khor beat Al Kharaitiyat 4-0 at the former’s ground.
Tiago scored in the 58th, 70th and 82nd minutes respectively while Helal Mohammed was the other scorer in the 61st minute.
Khor moved to 18 points with their fourth victory while Kharaitiyat, who are the bottom of the table, also face relegation as they have only 12 points.