Ooredoo Cup Round 3 – Umm Salal vs Al Rayyan


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Saturday, 23rd November, 2019

18:10 kick-off at Al Khor Stadium

Umm Salal face Al Rayyan in Round 3 (Group A) of the 2019-20 Ooredoo Cup at the Al Khor Stadium on Saturday.

Umm Salal are placed fifth in the group with one point they earned from their goalless draw against Al Wakrah last week. They had lost their first-round fixture against Al Ahli by a 0-2 margin.

The Orange Fortress have a goal difference of -2 (no goal for and two against).

Umm Salal are going through a lean patch as they are precariously placed 11th in the 2019-20 QNB Stars League with only five points after 10 rounds of action. The series of negative results had resulted in the dismissal of Spanish coach Raul Caneda.

Umm Salal were a side that would regularly make a respectable finish in the league over the years.

On the other hand, Al Rayyan are in fine form. They are topping Group A with six points. They beat Al Shahania 3-0 and defeated Al Ahli 4-1. The Lions have a goal difference of +6 (seven goals for and one against).

Al Rayyan will be without defender Mohammed Alaaeldin, who is recovering from a surgery for cruciate ligament knee injury.

Al Rayyan occupy the second position in the QNB Stars League with 22 points, four adrift of Al Duhail.