QNB Stars League Week 6 – Al Duhail vs Al Gharafa
Sunday, 22nd November, 2020
17:30 kick-off at Al Arabi Stadium
Al Duhail face Al Gharafa in Week 6 of the 2020-21 season QNB Stars League. The kick-off is at 17:30 at the Al Arabi Stadium on Sunday, 22nd November, 2020.
Reigning champions Al Duhail and Al Gharafa both have nine points, but the former are placed third on better goal difference (+2 as against Al Gharafa’s +1).
Al Duhail have three wins (3-0 over Umm Salal, 2-1 over Qatar SC and 2-1 over Al Rayyan). And they lost two games. The Red Knights, now under Sabri Lamouchi, suffered a setback as they lost 1-3 to title rivals Al Sadd in a high-voltage match postponed from Week 3 due to both teams’ participation in the 2020 AFC Champions League.
Al Duhail’s other defeat was against Al Wakrah (0-1).
Al Gharafa too have three victories to their credit (2-0 over Qatar SC, 2-1 over Al Arabi and 2-0 over Al Kharaitiyat). The Cheetahs lost 1-3 to Al Rayyan and 2-4 to Al Sailiya.
Al Gharafa, coached by Serb Slavisa Jokanovic, had finished a creditable fourth in the 2019-20 season.
Meanwhile, Al Gharafa had reached the semifinals of 2020-21 Ooredoo Cup by beating reigning champions Al Sadd 4-2 last week. Al Duhail had exited the tournament in the group stage.
Both teams have outstanding players in their ranks and the contest promises to be thrilling.