Boualem back, but Al Sadd sans Tarik and Gabi


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Al Sadd defender Boualem Khoukhi, who sat out suspended during their QNB Stars League Week 17 match against Al Rayyan last week as he had received a fourth yellow card against Al Khor in the previous round, will be back in action when they take on Qatar SC on 28th February.

At the same time, Al Sadd will be without defender Tarik Salman, who was shown a fourth yellow card against Al Rayyan last week. So is Spanish star Gabi Fernandez, who was sent off during the Al Rayyan game for fouling Khalfan Ibrahim.

Al Sadd won the Qatar Clasico by a 4-0 margin to keep leading the QNB Stars League standings with 44 points, four ahead of champions Al Duhail who were held goalless by Al Gharafa.