Ooredoo Cup Round 2 – Al Rayyan vs Al Gharafa
Monday, 5th October, 2020
20:00 kick-off at Qatar SC Stadium
Al Rayyan face Al Gharafa in Round 2 (Group B) of the 2020-21 season Ooredoo Cup at the Qatar SC Stadium on Monday. The kick-off is at 20:00.
Al Rayyan, who had finished as runners-up in the 2019-20 season QNB Stars League with just one point behind Al Duhail, have to put behind their disappointment of losing big-time (1-4) to Al Kharaitiyat in the opening round.
The Lion’s Uruguayan coach Diego Aguirre will expect his wards to put up a much better performance against an Al Gharafa side, coached by Serb Slavisa Jokanovic.
Al Gharafa, who had beaten Umm Salal 2-0 in Round 1, have stability in terms of the level of their overseas recruits and Qatari players.
Algerian midfielder Adlene Guediora’s return from a long injury layoff bolsters The Cheetahs’ ranks.
Umm Salal, Al Arabi, Al Kharaitiyat and Al Ahli are the other teams in Group B.