Teams gear up for QSL Cup’s Round 2 games


The 2018-19 season QSL Cup’s Round 2 games will be played on Thursday, 11th October, and Saturday, 13th October, with three matches on each day.

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

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

The fixtures on Thursday are Al Kharaitiyat vs Al Arabi (17:35) at Al Arabi Stadium, Qatar SC vs Umm Salal (17:35) at Qatar SC Stadium and Al Duhail vs Al Gharafa (19:45) at Qatar SC Stadium.

On Saturday, it will be Al Ahli vs Al Sailiya (17:35) at Qatar SC Stadium, Al Sadd vs Al Rayyan (17:35) at Al Duhail Stadium and Al Shahania vs Al Khor (19:45) at Al Arabi Stadium.

Al Duhail are leading the Group A standings with three points they collected from their 2-1 win over Al Kharaitiyat in the first round.

Umm Salal also have three points from their 1-0 victory over Al Arabi and same goal difference (+1), but Al Duhail occupy the top spot having scored more number of goals.

Qatar SC and Al Gharafa are third and fourth respectively with one point they each collected after playing out a 1-1 draw.

Al Kharaitiyat and Al Arabi face off with both looking to open their account and that should add excitement to the game.

Al Sadd and Al Rayyan are the first and second-placed team respectively in Group B. And they lock horns each other in Saturday’s first match that has a simultaneous kick-off with the Al Ahli vs Al Sailiya fixture.

Al Sadd had defeated Al Shahania 3-0, while Al Rayyan got the better of Al Ahli by the same margin in Round 1.

The last match between Al Shahania and Al Khor is also sure to be fought keenly.

Al Khor are third in the Group B table with three points as they had beaten Al Sailiya 2-1 in their opener.