QNB Stars League Week 21 Review
The 2020-21 season QNB Stars League’s Week 21 fixtures, held on Tuesday, 6th April, and Wednesday, 7th April, saw exciting results and action. A total of 13 goals were scored.
The Week 21 results were:
Qatar SC drew Al Ahli 1-1
Al Sadd bt Al Rayyan 2-1
Al Khor drew Al Duhail 1-1
Umm Salal bt Al Sailiya 1-0
Al Arabi lost to Al Kharaitiyat 1-2
Al Wakrah bt Al Gharafa 2-0
Not a single position changed in the QNB Stars League standings even as Al Sadd and Al Duhail had ensured the first and second place respectively ahead of the start of the round.
Al Kharaitiyat were officially relegated to the Second Division despite beating Al Arabi 2-1 as it was too late for them.
Al Arabi stood on 26 points.
With only one round remaining, Al Kharaitiyat have only 12 points, four points adrift of 11th-placed Al Khor, who drew 1-1 with Al Duhail (44 points) and will play the relegation play-off with Second Division runners-up.
New champions Al Sadd extended their domination of Al Rayyan this season by beating them 2-1 in the high-profile Qatar Clasico, which was the pick of the games.
The Wolves had won the first-leg Qatar Clasico 1-0.
Al Sadd and Al Rayyan are on 57 and 34 points respectively.
Umm Salal celebrated their 1-o win over Al Sailiya as they thus avoided having to play the relegation play-off.
Umm Salal moved on to 21 points, while Al Sailiya stood on 26 points.
Qatar SC and Al Ahli played out a 1-1 draw in another match to move on to 32 and 33 points respectively.
Al Gharafa’s match against Al Wakrah in Week 21, originally scheduled for 6th April, was rescheduled and played at the Al Gharafa Stadium on 16th March, 2021, in view of their 2021 AFC Champions League play-off against Uzbekistan’s FC AGMK played in Doha on 7th April, 2021, for a berth in the tournament proper.
Al Gharafa lost both matches, 0-2 to Al Wakrah and 0-1 to FC AGMK.
The 2020-21 season QNB Stars League’s Week 22 (final round) will be played on Friday, 9th April, and Saturday, 10th April, with two games on each day.
The fixtures are Al Sadd vs Qatar SC (Al Sadd Stadium, 18:15), Al Duhail vs Al Ahli (Al Ahli Stadium, 18:15), Al Rayyan vs Al Khor (Al Sadd Stadium, 20:30) on Friday, Al Arabi vs Al Sailiya (Qatar SC Stadium, 18:15), Umm Salal vs Al Gharafa (Qatar SC Stadium, 20:30) and Al Kharaitiyat vs Al Wakrah (Al Sadd Stadium, 20:30) on Saturday.