QNB Stars League Week 6 – Al Sadd vs Al Rayyan ‘Qatar Clasico’


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Saturday, 5th October, 2019

17:40 kick-off at Al Sadd Stadium

The Al Sadd vs Al Rayyan ‘Qatar Clasico’ is not only the biggest highlight of QNB Stars League’s Week 6 action, but also the entire tournament. It is also the biggest fixture on Qatar’s club football calendar. The kick-off is at 17:40 at the Al Sadd Stadium on Saturday, 5th October, 2019.

Al Sadd, coached by Xavi Hernandez, have 12 points with a game in hand as their match against Al Arabi, dubbed the ‘Qatar Derby’ was deferred due to the former’s AFC Champions League commitment.

The Wolves have a goal difference of +12 (16 goals for and four against).

Al Sadd would also look to put behind the setback they suffered against Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal in the AFC Champions League’s first-leg semifinal on 1st October.

Al Rayyan, under Diego Aguirre, are on nine points from two wins and three draws to have an unbeaten record as well. The Lions have a goal difference of +4 (eight goals for and four against).

Both teams have outstanding players in their ranks. Al Sadd have the likes of Gabi Fernandez, Baghdad Bounedjah, Akram Afif, Hassan Al Haydous, Salem Al Hajri and goalkeeper Saad Al Dossari, whereas Al Rayyan boast of Yacine Brahimi, Rodrigo Tabata, Abdulaziz Hatem, Franck Kom, Lee Jae-Ik and goalkeeper Fahad Younis, among others.

The ‘Qatar Clasico’ is a unique event that attracts the interests of all those who love football. Al Sadd are the leaders among Qatari clubs in terms of titles won and achievements made at the national, regional and continental levels, while Al Rayyan have been a major force on Qatar’s football scene, having produced plenty of players of high calibre, who have hugely contributed to the game’s development in Qatar.

The Qatar Stars League makes every effort towards making the event a grand success. The build-up to the encounter as well as action on the field and ambience off it evokes a keen interest among all stakeholders — players, coaches, fans, technical staff, sponsors, officials and administrators alike. The whole event is so unique that it catches the attention of the entire football family in Qatar.

Al Sadd are the leaders among Qatari clubs in terms of titles won and achievements made at the national, regional and continental levels.