QNB Stars League Week 4 – Al Gharafa vs Al Ahli
Thursday, 19th September, 2019
19:00 kick-off at Al Sadd Stadium
Al Gharafa and Al Ahli face off in the highlight match in Week 4 of the 2019-20 season QNB Stars League.
Both teams are on a high, having registered two victories each. Al Gharafa are second in the table with seven points and Al Ahli fourth with six points.
Al Gharafa had the same number of points (seven) as Al Arabi, but the latter occupied the top spot on better goal difference (+6 as against Al Gharafa’s +5).
Al Gharafa, who scored six goals and conceded one, are unbeaten, while Al Ahli had lost a game (1-3 to Al Arabi). Al Ahli have a goal difference of +2, having scored seven goals and conceded five.
The Cheetah’s victories were against Al Shahania (3-0) and Qatar SC (3-1), and they held Al Rayyan to a goalless draw.
Al Ahli, nicknamed The Brigadiers, had won against Al Sailiya (3-0) and Al Khor (3-2).
Both teams are ambitious to remain in the top four and that adds spark to the contest.
Both sides have outstanding players in their ranks and the contest is likely to be offensive.
Slavisa Jokanovic-coached Al Gharafa boast of Algerian stars Sofiane Hanni and Adlene Guedioura, besides Ahmed Alaaeldin and Othman Al Yahri.
Al Ahli, under Ruben de la Barrera, also have a star-studded line-up that includes Nabil El Zahr, Mohamed Diame and Abel Mathias.