Veteran striker Ismail Abdullatif scored twice as defending champions Muharraq outplayed Isa Town 4-1 in their King Cup round-of-16 match at Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Isa Town yesterday.
Thiago Real struck first for Muharraq in the 15th minute and Thiago Augusto extended the lead four minutes before the interval as the men in red led 2-0 at half-time.
Muharraq’s efforts to stretch the lead further finally paid off after almost 30 minutes into the second half when Abdullatif nudged home to take his team three clear. The star striker went on to take his team to a commanding position with his second goal just two minutes later.
Mohammed Khalid pulled one back for Isa Town in the 88th minute.
In the quarter-finals, Muharraq will face Al Ahli, who defeated Al Ettifaq 2-0 in their round-of-16 clash on Wednesday.
In the second match of the evening, at Al Ahli Stadium in Mahooz, Al Hala held off Busaiteen 2-0 to set up a quarterfinal clash with East Riffa, who defeated Budaiya 2-0 on Tuesday.
The round-of-16 matches conclude today when Riffa take on Al Khaldiya and Manama face Al Shabab, both starting at 5.45pm.