QNB Stars League/ Strong Encounters in Week 11
Doha, January 22 (QNA) – Qatar Stars League will kick off its Week 11 competitions Monday. Strong encounters, most notably the Al Arabi vs Al Sadd Qatar Derby, will highlight this round of the 2022-2023 season.
Other matches will not be less exciting as the teams seek to collect more and more points to enhance their position in the table.
Al Arabi achieved two successive victories after the long break and consolidated their position on top of the table with 22 points, despite Al Duhail being close on their heels, as The Dream Team beat Al Ahli and Al Wakrah. They are now in a big clash in the Qatar Derby with reigning champions Al Sadd, placed eighth with 10 points. The two teams will meet Monday at Grand Hamad Stadium.
Al Arabi would be keen to keep winning in their bid to stay on top and ultimately win the league title, which has been eluding them for many seasons now. They have collective and individual brilliance to achieve it, and will count mainly on Syrian star Omar Al Somah and Tunisian Yousef Msakni, who both are in good form.
Meanwhile, Al Sadd, who played one match less than Al Arabi, beat Al Rayyan 2-1 in the Qatar Clasico in Week 9 and thus got back to the winning path after the return of a number of their international stars. Spanish coach Juanma now has all his offensive weapons, such as Akram Afif, Hassan Al Haydous, Andre Ayew and Baghdad Bounedjah, at his disposal.
Another important encounter in Week 11 will be between Al Gharafa, placed 6th with 12 points, and Al Rayyan which is second-to-last position with 4 points, on Tuesday at Thani bin Jassim Stadium.
Al Shamal face Al Duhail in the opening match in Week 11 of the 2022-2023 season QNB Stars League. The teams will meet at the Al Duhail Stadium on Monday.
The match is crucial for both teams who will be striving to get the valuable three points, especially Al Duhail – who are eager to make it to the top of the rankings. Only two points separate Al Duhail and leaders Al Arabi, while Al Shamal are looking to score wins to improve their position in the table.
Al Duhail so far have 20 points from nine matches, while Al Shamal are in seventh place with 10 points obtained from seven matches, after their matches were postponed when the league resumed after a long break.
Al Shamal made a great start and are keen to continue what they did before the break. They have achieved three wins and a draw apart from three defeats and thus want to make amends and return to the path of more success and positive results with good performance and results.
Al Markhiya will also face Al Ahli at the Al Duhail Stadium on Monday.
While Al Ahli are in the top four, Al Markhiya are ninth and would aim to challenge their rivals.
Al Ahli have recorded three wins and four draws and lost two games so far to take their points tally to 13. Their last win (2-1) came at the expense of Al Sailiya.
In contrast, Al Markhiya are ninth in the table, but have played two matches less. They have eight points having won two matches, scored as many draws and lost three matches. (QNA)