QNB Stars League Week 13 – Al Rayyan vs Al Gharafa


Thursday, 7th January, 2021

18:45 kick-off at Al Sadd Stadium

Al Rayyan face Al Gharafa in Week 13 of the 2020-21 season QNB Stars League. The kick-off is at 18:45 at the Al Sadd Stadium on Thursday, 7th January, 2021.

Sparks are bound to fly on and off the pitch when two of the traditional rivals and big clubs in Qatar football face off.

Al Rayyan will be more keen than ever to improve their performance as they have lost two of the three matches they played under Frenchman Laurent Blanc.

The Lions are placed sixth with 16 points (four wins, draws and defeats each). Their goal difference is +1 (12 goals for and 11 against).

Al Gharafa are in third position with 23 points (seven wins, two draws and three defeats). The Cheetahs, under Slavisa Jokanovic, have a goal difference of +9 (27 goals for and 18 against).

Al Gharafa’s ranks include Ivorian striker Jonathan Kodjia, Humam Al Ameen (who was recently adjudged the Best Under-23 Player of 2020-21 season QNB Stars League for the months of November and December), Ahmed Alaaeldin and Sofiane Hanni, whiloe Al Rayyan boast of Ivorian striker Yohan Boli and Yacine Brahimi.

Al Rayyan lost 0-2 to Al Sailiya, while Al Gharafa were locked in a 2-2 draw with Qatar SC in Week 12.

Al Rayyan had beaten Al Gharafa 3-1 in the first leg of 2020-21 season QNB Stars League.