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Marquia defeats Messai Meal and takes part in the Amir Cup on the last 16th

Al Marquiya booked the 16th round berth of the Amir Cup yesterday after defeating the Messaimir Sports Club 5-4 in a penalty shootout at Khalifa Stadium. Qualifying ended in 2-2 within the stipulated time.
Victory means Al Marquia will join 15 other teams in the main round, including 12 QNB Stars League teams last season and the top 3 teams from the 2nd Division League last season. Algerian striker Jugurta Hamron of Al-Marquia scored a spectacular brace yesterday (39 and 59 minutes), and Messaimir’s goal was penalized by Rostan Mubay (51 minutes) and Jasem al-Jarabi (67 minutes). I decided the shot and decided the fate of the game.
The team was drawn 3-3 during the shootout with Robinho, Mahmood al-Marnour and Hamud al-Yazidi succeeding in Messaimir. Targeted at Al Markhiya, Hamroun, skipper Mohammed Arafa, and Ali Al Muhanadi.
Salem Khalifah of Messaimir hit the crossbar and Mohammed Diawara’s shot from Al Marquiya was saved by goalkeeper Mohammed El Gendi, scoring 3-3. After that, Messaimir’s Mohammed Fade Atashi won 4-3, but Ali Ali Faiz failed to score. Meanwhile, Al Marquiya’s Jameel Al Yahmadhi and Youssef Ramadan managed to find the other side of the net as Al Marquiya won by a 5-4 margin.
“I am delighted to be able to win and play in the next stage of the Amir Cup. The match was difficult as both teams fought hard to win,” said Al Marquia hero Hamron after the victory. “The Amir Cup match is always different from the league match. Both teams did their best to win and won the penalty shootout.
“I led twice, but at the end of the regulation time I drew 2-2. I’m happy to score both goals, but all the credits are given to the whole team and our goal is to the team. We all complete each other because it is to serve, “added the Algerians.



http://www.gulf-times.com/story/707972/Markhiya-beat-Mesaimeer-enter-Amir-Cup-last-16 Marquia defeats Messai Meal and takes part in the Amir Cup on the last 16th

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