Al Ahli and Al Markhiya played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in week 11 of the 2022-2023 season QNB Stars League at the Al Duhail Stadium on Monday.
Al Ahlis goals were scored by Ali Qaderi in the 27th minute and Yousef Ballan (own goal in the 66th minute).
Driss Fettouhi (85th minute) and substitute Aymen Hussein (penalty, 90+3 minute) scored for Al Markhiya.
Al Ahli thus raised their score to 14 points and Al Markhiya to nine.
The first half witnessed the superiority of Al Ahli in terms of creating opportunities and pressurising the rival goal, thanks to the moves by Sofiane Hanni and Al Dokali Al Sayed in the midfield, and the attacking duo of Yazan Al Naimat and Abdulrashid Ibrahim.
Captain Ali Qaderi surprised everyone with a missile shot in the 27th minute that took Al Ahli ahead.
Al Markhiya, who were in action for the first time after the long break, almost equalized the score in the last gasp before the end of first half through Abdul Hadi Amin, who startled the defence and hit a powerful shot from outside the area, but goalkeeper Yazan Naim blocked it.