Al Sadd vs Al Rayyan — 22nd September, 2018 @ 17:55, Al Sadd Stadium
The encounter between Al Sadd vs Al Rayyan, dubbed Qatar Clasico, on Saturday, 22nd September, highlights the QNB Stars League’s Week 6 action. The kick-off is at 17:55 at the Al Sadd Stadium.
The Qatar Clasico is a unique event that attracts the interests of all those who love the game, especially the players and fans of both teams.
It is a much-anticipated and highest-profile event, both on and off the field, in the country’s club football scene. Much is at stake for coaches, players, officials, administrators, fans, sponsors and partners alike.
It also pits two of Qatar’s best teams against each other in terms of reputation and strength.
Al Sadd is the leader among Qatari clubs in terms of titles won and achievements made at the national, regional and continental levels, while Al Rayyan have been a major force in Qatar’s football scene.
Al Sadd, nicknamed The Wolves, are on a high after making it into the semifinals of the AFC Champions League with a 5-3 aggregate win over Iran’s Esteghlal.
Al Sadd, coached by Portuguese Jesualdo Ferreira, are second in the QNB Stars League table with 10 points, the same as Al Duhail who are behind on goal difference.
Al Sadd boast of Spanish stars Xavi Hernandez and Gabi Fernandez, Algerian ace Baghdad Bounedjah, Akram Afif, Hassan Al Haydous, Ali Asad, Boualem Khoukhi and South Korean midfielder Jung Woo-Young.
Al Rayyan’s confidence is also high as they occupy the top position in the standings with 11 points even though they have played a match more than Al Sadd and Al Duhail.
The Lions, under Argentinian Rodolfo Arruabarrena, surged ahead after defeating Al Arabi in Week 5.
Al Rayyan have in their ranks Rodrigo Tabata, Sebastian Soria, Khalfan Ibrahim, Daniel Goumou, Gonzalo Vieira and Koh Myong-Jin and Jonathan Menendez. They have recruited Brazilian Luca and completed the quota of their professional players.
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