QNB Stars League Week 17 – Al Gharafa vs Al Duhail
Monday, 22nd February, 2021
16:45 kick-off at Qatar SC Stadium
Al Gharafa face Al Duhail in Week 17 of the 2020-21 season QNB Stars League. The kick-off is at 16:45 at the Qatar SC Stadium on Monday, 22nd February, 2021.
This is one of the week’s highlight matches, the other being the Qatar Derby between Al Sadd and Al Arabi.
Al Gharafa had slipped from third to fourth place after their 0-1 loss to Al Sailiya in Week 16 as they stood on 27 points. The Cheetahs had the same number of points as Qatar SC, who beat Umm Salal 1-0 through a last-gasp penalty goal scored by Youcef Belaili, but The Kings occupied the third spot (jumped from fifth place) on better goal difference (+10 as against Al Gharafa’s +8).
Al Gharafa, under Slavisa Jokanovic, have registered eight wins, three draws and five defeats. They have scored 31 goals and conceded 23.
Reigning champions Al Duhail are second in the table with 31 points. The Red Knights, who beat Al Rayyan 2-0 in Week 16, still trail leaders Al Sadd by 13 points and are almost out of contention for the title.
Sabri Lamouchi’s men have recorded 10 wins, one draw and five defeats, and their goal difference is +18 (39 goals for and 21 against).
Al Gharafa and Al Duhail had faced off in the 2021 Qatar Cup second semifinal on 18th February and the latter won by a 2-1 margin. Al Duhail will take on Al Sadd, who beat Al Rayyan 1-0, in the final on 26th February.
Al Gharafa had beaten Al Duhail 3-0 in the first leg of 2020-21 season QNB Stars League.