Al Duhail face Al Arabi in Round 2, Group B of the 2022-2023 season Ooredoo Cup on Monday, 26th September. The kick-off is at 20.00 at the Al Wakrah Stadium.
Al Markhiya, Al Shamal, Al Gharafa and Al Rayyan are the other teams in Group B.
Group A consists of Al Sadd, Al Wakrah, Umm Salal, Al Ahli, Qatar SC and Al Sailiya.
It will be a keen clash between two strong sides who have been very impressive so far. While Al Arabi are topping the QNB Stars League standings with 16 points after the first seven weeks, Al Duhail are third with 14 points.
The two teams have also made a resounding start to their Ooredoo Cup campaign, with Al Duhail defeating Al Markhiya 8-3 and Al Arabi beating Al Shamal 1-0. Thus, both teams will be eager to score their second successive win.
Interestingly, Al Duhail had prevailed over Al Arabi in the league championship 3-0 and it has been the only loss of the season so far for The Dream Team, coached by Younes Ali.
Al Duhail’s Argentinian coach Hernan Crespo has been working on a philosophy aimed at enhancing harmony among players and improving tactical style. Given the team’s strong start in the Ooredoo Cup, they would look to continue in the same style.