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Qatar Cup: Defending champions Al Duhail, Al Sadd get set for final

Qatar Cup: Defending champions Al Duhail, Al Sadd get set for final

Tribune News Network
Doha
Al Duhail and Al Sadd are gearing up for the 2020 Qatar Cup final, to be played at the Al Sadd Stadium on Friday at 5.30pm.
The battle between the heavyweights in The Glorious Cup will be a rematch of the 2019 Amir Cup final and the 2019 Sheikh Jassim Cup.
Al Duhail thumped Al Sadd 4-1 in the Amir Cup last year in Xavi Hernadez’s last game as a player while Rui Faria won his first trophy as coach.
However, Xavi led his Al Sadd team to clinch his first managerial trophy against Al Duhail in the Sheikh Jassim Cup.
Al Duhail defeated Al Sailiya 2-0, while Al Sadd beat Al Rayyan 4-1 in the semifinals of sixth edition of the Qatar Cup. Al Duhail had beaten Al Sadd 2-1 in last edition’s final in 2018.
Sparks fly whenever the titans of Qatar club football face off and it will be no different this time. They both are capable of beating each other.
The two teams met in domestic competitions twice this season. Al Sadd beat Al Duhail 1-0 in the one-off, season-opening Sheikh Jassim Cup (Super Cup). Then, Al Duhail turned the tables as they beat Al Sadd 4-1 in the league.
Al Duhail have been doing really well in the league championship, where they are the table toppers after 12 rounds of action, whereas reigning champions Al Sadd are third even though they have one match in hand, against Al Khor, deferred owing to their AFC Champions League commitment.
But then, cup competition is a different ballgame altogether, as Al Sadd proved with their big-margin victory over Al Rayyan in the semifinal.
The fans of both teams in particular as well as those of Qatar football and Qatar Cup in general are in for a great treat, more because of the presence of star players on either side.

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