QNB Stars League Week 12 – Al Duhail vs Qatar SC


Saturday, 4th January, 2020

18:20 kick-off at Al Gharafa Stadium

Al Duhail face Qatar SC in Week 12 of the 2019-20 QNB Stars League. The kick-off is at 18:20 at the Al Gharafa Stadium on Saturday, 4th January, 2020.

Al Duhail go into the match with the label of ‘winter champions’, having topped the table with 29 points at the halfway mark. The Red Knights have four points more than second-placed Al Rayyan and 11 points more than fourth-placed Al Sadd who, however, have two games in hand.

Al Duhail, alongside Al Rayyan, have not tasted defeat so far this season. They won nine matches, the most by any team, and drew twice to have a goal difference of +14 (24 goals for and 10 against).

Rui Faria-coached side is boosted by the presence of new recruit and star Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic, who joined them after a long stint with top Italian club Juventus. He has also plied his trade with Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid among other clubs.

Qatar SC are seventh in the table with 13 points (four wins, one draw and six defeats). Even though The Kings and Al Ahli share the same number of points, they are placed ahead on better goal difference (-3 as against Al Ahli’s -4).

Qatar SC scored 14 goals and conceded 17.

Al Duhail had beaten Qatar SC 2-1 in the first leg.