QNB Stars League Week 18 – Al Duhail vs Umm Salal


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Saturday, 25th July, 2020

16:45 kick-off at Al Janoub Stadium

Al Duhail face Umm Salal in Week 18 of the 2019-20 QNB Stars League, which is resuming after a long break forced by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The kick-off is at 16:45 at the Al Janoub Stadium on Saturday, 25th July, 2020.

Al Duhail are gearing up for the remainder of the season under Moroccan coach Walid Regragui. They will play Umm Salal in Week 18 at the Al Janoub Stadium on 25th July, 2020. The kick-off is at 16:45.

Al Duhail are leading the QNB Stars League standings with 42 points, four more than second-placed Al Rayyan. The Red Knights have 13 wins, three draws and one defeat against their name. Their goal difference is +19 (33 goals for and 14 against).

Umm Salal, under Moroccan Aziz Ben Askar, are 11th in the standings with 14 points, the same as Al Khor but behind on goal difference. The Orange Fortress have a goal difference of -18, as against Al Khor’s -8.

Both Umm Salal and Al Khor have three victories, five draws and nine defeats against their name, with the former scoring 15 goals and conceding 33. The number of goals scored by Umm Salal is the least by any team and that is a cause for concern.

Both teams have key players in their ranks.

Al Duhail boast of Almoez Ali, Yousef Msakni, Asim Madibo, Luis Martin, Ismail Mohammed, Mehdi Benatia and Ahmed Yasser, in addition to the possibility of the return of Bassam Al Rawi and Sultan Al Breik.

Umm Salal have in their ranks Mahmoud Al Mawas, Ayoub Azzi, Walid Mesloub, Raul Becerra, Enes Sipovic, Rami Fayez, Omar Yahya and Ismail Mahmoud, who is back from his loan spell with Al Wakrah.

Al Duhail had beaten Umm Salal 1-0 in the first leg of 2019-20 QNB Stars League.