QNB Stars League Week 22 — Al Sadd vs Umm Salal
Newly-crowned champions Al Sadd are up against Umm Salal in Week 22 of the QNB Stars League on Saturday, 13th April. The kick-off is at 18:20 at the Al Sadd Stadium.
Al Sadd had clinched their record-extending 14th Qatar league title last week after taking an unassailable lead over closest challengers Al Duhail following their 7-2 victory over Al Ahli, their 17th in this season’s QNB Stars League.
Al Sadd (54 points) will look to wind up their campaign on a winning note, while Umm Salal, who lost 2-5 to Al Shahania in the last round, will be keen to improve their position with a victory.
Al Sadd have three draws too to their credit. The Wolves have lost only one match, to Al Ahli in the first leg, and have a goal difference of +73 (94 goals for and 21 against). They have the most number of victories, goals and goal difference as well.
Umm Salal are placed ninth with 23 points (six wins, five draws and 10 defeats). The Orange Fortress’ goal difference is -15, having scored 23 goals and conceded 38).
Al Sadd had beaten Umm Salal 5-1 in the first leg.
Meanwhile, Al Sadd played out a 2-2 away draw with Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor in the 2019 AFC Champions League in Tashkent on Tuesday.
Al Sadd, semifinalists in the 2018 AFC Champions League, had opened their campaign with a 0-2 loss to Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia before beating Iran’s Persepolis 1-0. The Qatari side is second in the Group D table with four points, behind Pakhtakor.