QNB Stars League Week 17 – Al Rayyan vs Al Sadd


Saturday, 7th March, 2020

19:05 kick-off at Al Sadd Stadium

Al Rayyan face Al Sadd in Week 17 of the 2019-20 QNB Stars League. The kick-off is at 19:05 at the Al Sadd Stadium on Saturday, 7th March, 2020.

There could not have been a better advertisement of football in Qatar than the high-profile Qatar Clasico between Al Rayyan and Al Sadd.

It evokes a keen interest among all stakeholders — players, fans, technical staff, sponsors, officials and administrators alike. The whole event is so unique that it catches the attention of the entire football family in Qatar and beyond, making it a complete festival of football.

Al Rayyan, coached by Diego Aguirre, are second in the table with 35 points and Al Sadd, under Xavi Hernandez, just behind them with three points less. The duo and leaders Al Duhail (39 points) are the three title contenders for this season’s league shield.

Both Al Rayyan and Al Sadd have 10 victories to their credit.

Al Rayyan drew five matches and lost just one, while Al Sadd drew two games and lost four. The goal difference is same for both sides (+19). Al Rayyan scored 33 and conceded 14, whereas Al Sadd scored 45 and conceded 26.

Al Rayyan, nicknamed The Lions, collected four points from their last two matches. In contrast, Al Sadd could bag only two points from their last two games and that was a big setback for The Wolves in their bid to retain the league shield.

Al Rayyan had beaten Al Sadd 4-2 in the first-leg Qatar Clasico this season.