Stage set for QSL Cup’s Round 3 fixtures


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The 2018-19 season QSL Cup’s Round 3 matches will be played on Friday, 16th November, and Saturday, 17th November, with three matches on each day.

Fixtures are scheduled during international breaks when the QNB Stars League is halted. The tournament is also a great platform for clubs to unearth new talents and they give opportunities to as many Under-23 players as possible.

Group B matches will be played on Friday and Group A on Saturday.

The fixtures on Friday are Al Sailiya vs Al Sadd (16:00) at Al Ahli Stadium, Al Khor vs Al Ahli (18:10) at Al Ahli Stadium and Al Rayyan VS Al Shahania (18:10) at Al Khor Stadium.

On Saturday, it will be Umm Salal vs Al Duhail (16:00), at Qatar SC Stadium, Al Arabi vs Qatar SC (18:10) at Qatar SC Stadium and Al Gharafa vs Al Kharaitiyat (18:10) at Al Gharafa Stadium.

Al Duhail are leading the Group A standings with four points (one victory and a draw).

Umm Salal also have four points and same goal difference (+1), but Al Duhail occupy the top spot having scored more number of goals (three as against Umm Salal’s one).

Al Kharaitiyat and Al Gharafa are third and fourth with three and two points respectively.

Qatar SC also have two points, but are placed fifth having scored less number of goals compared to Al Gharafa (one against two).

Al Arabi have yet to open their account.

Al Rayyan and Al Khor are the first and second-placed team respectively in Group B. They both have six points with an all-win record, but Al Rayyan topped the table on better goal difference (+11 as against Al Khor’s (+2).

Al Rayyan scored 11 goals conceding none, while Al Khor scored four and conceded two.

Similarly, Al Ahli and Al Sadd are on three points each, but the former occupy the third position with a goal difference of -1 compared to Al Sadd’s -5.

Al Sailiya and Al Shahania have not opened their account and are placed fifth and sixth respectively, the former having a goal difference of -3 as against Al Shahania’s -4.