2020 Workers’ Cup Day 2: Al Asmakh, Nakheel Landscapes progress with big wins
The competition for knockout spots went up a notch on Day 2 of the 2020 Workers’ Cup as several teams secured the results they needed to progress.
With the tournament, organised by the Qatar Stars League and sponsored by Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, having five groups of four teams each, the top three teams in each group will play in the Round of 16 in addition to the best fourth-placed team.
Al Asmakh claimed the record for the biggest margin of victory in the eighth edition - a massive 16-0 win over Qatar Master. Meanwhile, Mowasalat’s Yakubu Al Hassan remained in the lead for the top-scorer title, after netting six times to take his incredible goal tally to 15 in two games.
In Group A, Nakheel Landscapes posted a big 12-0 win over HBK CRCC JV to go through to the Round of 16 with a game to spare. Aktor too progressed with a 3-0 win over 10-man Challenger.
Larsen & Toubro defeated Group B opponents Qatar Star Services 3-0, registering their second straight win and clean sheet to progress to the Round of 16. They join Al Asmakh, whose huge win over Qatar Master sets them up as one of the title favourites.
Trags Engineering picked up their first win in Group C, defeating GSS Certis 1-0 in a hard-fought game to book a spot in the knockout stage. The other match in the group saw Petroserv progress after a 2-2 draw with Teyseer Services Company Sodexo.
Group D leaders Shapoorji Pallonji’s fine 3-1 win over Al Sraiya Security Services got them through to Round of 16, while Teyseer Security Services did the same with a 3-0 win over Trags Trading.
Mowasalat kept up their high-scoring displays in Group E with a huge 10-0 win over Manforce, which sent them to the Round of 16. NAAAS Group joined them in the competition’s next stage after defeating Smeet 5-0. Both teams have six points apiece and will meet on Day 3 to decide the first spot in the group.
More details can be had from workerscup.com.