QSL Cup — Round 3 preview
It is QSL Cup time again. The tournament resumes after almost a month-long gap. The third and fourth rounds will be played during the two-week break for the QNB Stars League due to international commitments.
The third round will be played on Tuesday, 7th November, and Wednesday, 8th November, with three matches on both days. Tuesday’s Group B games are Al Rayyan vs Al Markhiya (Al Gharafa Stadium, 16:05), Umm Salal vs Al Sadd (Al Khor Stadium, 18:15) and Al Arabi vs Al Ahli (Al Wakrah Stadium, 18:15).
Wednesday’s Group A fixtures are Al Sailiya vs Al Khor (Al Gharafa Stadium, 16:05), Al Kharaitiyat vs Al Duhail (Al Shamal Stadium, 18:15) and Al Gharafa vs Qatar SC (Al Wakrah Stadium, 18:15).
Al Kharaitiyat are leading the standings in Group A with an all-win record and six points, the same as Al Gharafa but ahead on goal difference. Qatar SC are third on four points and Al Sailiya have one, while Al Duhail and Al Khor have yet to open their account.
Al Kharaitiyat had defeated Al Sailiya and Al Khor.
Al Rayyan are on top in Group B with six points. They had also won in the first two rounds, against Al Ahli and Al Sadd.
Al Markhiya are second in the group on four points, followed by Al Arabi (two), Umm Salal (two), Al Ahli (one) and Al Sadd (zero).
The tournament seems to be fully serving its purpose as the first two rounds of action saw most teams give chances to youngsters and some of them grab the opportunities with both hands. The trend is likely to continue.
Meanwhile, the venue of two matches (Al Arabi vs Al Ahli and Al Sailiya vs Al Khor) has been changed from Al Duhail to Al Wakrah and Al Gharafa Stadium respectively. The changes were made because Al Duhail will host Qatar’s forthcoming friendlies against the Czech Republic (11th November) and Iceland (14th November).
The fixtures (Round 3)
Tuesday, 7th November
Al Rayyan vs Al Markhiya, Al Gharafa Stadium, 16:05
Umm Salal vs Al Sadd, Al Khor Stadium,18:15
Al Arabi vs Al Ahli, Al Wakrah Stadium, 18:15
Wednesday, 8th November
Al Sailiya vs Al Khor, Al Gharafa Stadium, 16:05
Al Kharaitiyat vs Al Duhail, Al Shamal Stadium,18:15
Al Gharafa vs Qatar SC, Al Wakrah Stadium, 18:15
مباريات يوم الثلاثاء 7 نوفمبر 2017
المباراة الوقت الملعب
الريان vs المرخية 16:05 ثاني بن جاسم
أم صلال vs السد 18:15 الخور
العربي vs الأهلي 18:15 سعود بن عبدالرحمن
مباريات يوم الأربعاء 8 نوفمبر 2017
المباراة الوقت الملعب
السيلية vs الخور 16:05 ثاني بن جاسم
الخريطيات vs الدحيل 18:15 الشمال
الغرافة vs قطر 18:15 سعود بن عبدالرحمن