Lekhwiya a point away from title

March 28, 2014 - 9:29:41 am
Eric Gerets (left), coach of Qatar Stars League (QSL) side Lekhwiya  and Bulent Uygun, Umm Salal head coach on the eve of their QSL match.

Doha: Two-time champions Lekhwiya need just a draw against Umm Salal in their round 24 match of the Qatar Stars League here today to win title. Eric Gerets side,  leaders in the 14-team league, have 50 points from 23 matches.

Defending champions Al  Sadd is second with 41 points fromthe same number of matches. 

“Our absolute priority was to challenge for the tittle, in the beginning of the season I wasn’t so sure but since the New Year we are playing fantastic football. Now we are at the end of a long road and we want to finish it in style,” said Gerets on the prospect of his team  being crowned QSL champions.

In the other match today, Al Sadd take on Al Sailiya.

QSL Fixtures

Today

Al Sadd vs Al Sailiya, 

Al Sadd Stadium, 6.15pm

Eljaish vs Al Ahli, Lekhwiya Stadium, 6.15pm

Lekhwiya vs Umm Salal, 

Lekhwiya Stadium, 8.30pm

Al Rayyan vs Al Arabi, 

Al Rayyan Stadium, 8.30pm

Tomorrow

Al Gharafa vs Al Kharaityat, Al Gharafa Stadium, 6.15pm

Muaither vs Al Khor, 

Al Gharafa Stadium, 8.30pm

Al Wakra vs Qatar SC, 

Al Wakra Stadium, 8.30pm.



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