19 May 2017 - 8:00
Bounedjah, star of the day for Al Sadd
Goals by strikers Baghdad Bounedjah and Hassan Al Haydos last Sunday guided former champions Al Sadd to a 2-0 win over El Jaish as the Doha football giants sealed their Emir Cup final berth in convincing fashion.
Following a goalless first half, Algerian striker Bounedjah on Sunday scored the opening goal in the 47th minute while Al Haydos doubled Al Sadd’s home delight by firing the second goal in the 76th minute.
After receiving a neat ball from the right flank, Bounedjah deflected a low ball past Lekhwiya goalkeeper with a first-attempt volley at Al Sadd Stadium.
Al Haydos, who is nominated as one of three players for the Player of the Year award, turned in a solo run past a host of Lekhwiya defenders before slotting the ball into the net with left-footed flourish.