Al Gharafa clinched the Qatar League title for the third time in as many years on Friday with a 4-1 defeat at home of closest contenders Al Sadd.

The victory took Al Gharafa to 53 points with one round to go while Al Sadd were left stranded on 47 points.

Araujo’s early lead for Al Gharafa was neutralised by Leandro Da Silva but the hosts fired three more, including two by Iraqi star Younis Mahmoud, for a memorable win.