Al Duhail face Al Sadd in the semifinal of 2022-2023 season Ooredoo Cup at the Qatar SC Stadium on Thursday, March 23, 2023. The kick-off is at 21:45.
The face-off between the heavyweights is expected to witness great excitement.
Al Duhail made it to the knockout semifinals by topping Group B with 13 points (four wins and one draw). The Red Knights were the only unbeaten side in the group.
Al Arabi, Al Gharafa, Al Rayyan, Al Shamal and Al Markhiya, who finished in that order, were the other teams in Group B.
On the other hand, Al Sadd reached the semifinals as runners-up of Group A with nine points (three wins and two losses).
Umm Salal, Al Sadd, Qatar SC, Al Ahli, Al Wakrah and Al Sailiya, who finished in that order, constituted Group A.
Both teams are doing well, with Al Duhail leading the 2022-2023 season QNB Stars League standings with 39 points and Al Sadd occupying the third place with 32 points.
They both faced off recently in the league’s postponed match from Week 10, which ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw.
The match will also see tactical battle between coaches Hernan Crespo of Al Duhail and Juanma of Al Sadd, who both are good at making the best use of available resources.
Both sides include a number of outstanding players.
Al Duhail have the likes of league top scorer Michael Olunga, Almoez Ali, Nam Tae-Hee, Ferjani Sassi and Ismail Mohammed.
Al Sadd rely more on their spearhead Baghdad Bounedjah, Akram Afif, Santi Cazorla and Hassan Al Haydous.