Asia Qatar: Al-Gharrafa Extend Lead
a 66th minute penalty and Bashir’s second
consolidated Al-Gharrafa's lead as the runaway
leaders defeated Al-Rayyan to take their tally
to 25 points from a maximum 27, at the end of week
Reigning champs Al-Sadd, who were expected to give Al-Gharrafa a tough time in the league, fell further behind when they could only manage a 1-1 draw against Al-Arabi, in the other featured match held on Monday.
Qatar SC continued their recent impressive form with a 4-2 win over Umm Salal - thanks in part to a brace from Sebastian Soria. The win was the club's second win in three outings under the helm of newly-signed Bosnian supremo Dzemaludin Musovic.
Surprise package Al-Wakra, coached by Germany’s Rainer Hollman, maintained their status at the third place with a 2-0 home win over Al-Khor, thanks to goals from former Hlolland-based attacking pair Adel Ramzy and Ali Boussaboun.