Al Rayyan and Al Arabi were tied 1-1 in Round 5, Group B of the 2022-2023 season Ooredoo Cup at the Al Egla 4 Stadium on Saturday.
Al Rayyan took the lead through youngster Mustafa Elsayed in the 39th minute, while Fahad Shnein scored the equalizer for Al Arabi in the 74th minute.
Al Rayyan raised their score to five points and finished the group stage in fourth place.
On the other hand, Al Arabi took their tally to 10 points and were placed second in the group, behind Al Duhail (13 points).
It may be noted that the top two teams from each group qualify for the knockout semifinals, where Group A winners play Group B runners-up and vice-versa, and the winners will make it to the final.
Al Duhail and Al Arabi had already made it to the semifinals after the Round 4 action.
In the semifinals, Umm Salal will play Al Arabi and Al Duhail face Al Sadd.
Al Rayyan were the best in the opening minutes and managed to surge ahead before the half-time whistle through Elsayed.
Al Arabi were rewarded for their better display in the second half as Shnein got them the equalizer.
However, both teams failed to break the deadlock and had to share the spoils.