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Expo Stars League Week 19: Al Sadd Maintain the Lead

Doha: The 2023-2024 season Expo Stars League continued with Week 19 matches on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with intense competition and excitement whether at the top, middle or bottom of the standings.

In Week 19 of the Expo Stars League, Al Shamal beat Al Ahli 2-1; Umm Salal lost to Muaither 1-2; Qatar SC lost to Al Wakrah 1-5; Al Arabi lost to Al Gharafa 0-1; Al Rayyan beat Al Duhail 2-0; and Al Markhiya lost to Al Sadd 1-2.

The round witnessed 18 goals being scored in six matches with an average of three goals per match. The six matches saw a result and the round did not witness any draw. The most number of goals were scored in Qatar SC vs Al Wakrah (six goals).

The yellow card was shown 31 times and the red card once, which was to Al Arabi player Wassim Keddari. Al Gharafa and Al Rayyan were the teams with clean sheets.

Four players scored two goals each during the week: Tiago Leanco of Muaither against Umm Salal, Mohamed Benyettou and Jacinto Dala of Al Wakrah against Qatar SC, and Roger Guedes of A
l Rayyan against Al Duhail.

As for the competition at the bottom of the standings, Muaither and Al Shamal emerged as the most prominent beneficiaries during the week as Al Shamal advanced from ninth to seventh place. Although Muaither remained in 11th place, the team gained three valuable points also benefiting from the stumble of some teams competing to move away from the relegation zone, widening the difference to six points with bottom-placed Al Markhiya and reducing the difference to two points with Qatar SC (10th).

Source: Qatar News Agency