Premier League: Umm Salal and Al Gharafa draw 2-2 on Tuesday

DOHA. Umm Salal manages to recover against Al Gharafa with a goal on the A. Al 45' and a goal on the Y. Brahimi 66'.


DOHA. Umm Salal manages to recover against Al Gharafa with a goal on the A. Al 45′ and a goal on the Y. Brahimi 66′. Al Gharafa couldn’t win even though he was superior in terms of holding the ball possession (57%)

The match was played at the Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium stadium in Doha on Tuesday and it started at 6:20 pm local time. The referee was Nayef Mohamed El-Kadiri. The weather was clear. The temperature was extremely hot around 35 degrees Celsius or 94.98 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 63%.​

Match Statistics

Al Gharafa was in firm control of the ball 57% while Umm Salal was struggling with a 43% ball possession.

Umm Salal was more aggressive with 45 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 8 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Umm Salal to win the match​.

Umm Salal shot 17 times, 8 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, Al Gharafa shot 3 times, 3 on target, 0 off target.


Umm Salal received 1 yellow card (A. Khafifi). On the other side, Al Gharafa received 2 yellow cards (A. Yousif and Y. Brahimi).

After this encounter, Umm Salal will have 5 points like Al Markhiya to stay in the 10th place. On the other side, Al Gharafa will have 8 points like Al Ahli to move up in the 6th place.

Match Events

  • 8'

    A. Yousif

  • 25'

    J. Kodjia (Penalty)

  • 42'

    A. Khafifi

  • 45'

    A. Al Ganehi

    Y. Brahimi

  • 59'

    Y. Brahimi

  • 66'

    Y. Brahimi

  • 71'

    E. Barimil

    Nasser Ibrahim

  • 71'

    A. Ali Surag

    A. Al Ganehi

  • 71'

    A. Sudarmanto

    N. Al Ahrak

  • 78'

    J. Kodjia (Penalty)

  • 80'

    A. Zaghbani

    O. Yahya

  • 80'

    A. Al Sulimane

    A. Zaky

  • 90'

    F. Ibrahim

    J. Kodjia

Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Umm Salal will host Al Arabi on the 13th of September with a 14-12 head to head stats in favor of Al Arabi (9 draws).

Al Gharafa will host Al Markhiya on the 13th of September with a 1-0 head to head record in favor of Al Gharafa (1 draw).

Umm Salal: Formation and Lineups

The manager Andrea Stramaccioni chose to play with the following team: Khalifa Ababacar, Omar Yahya, Ismail Dahqani, Abdulrahman Faiz Al Rashidi, A. Khafifi, Khaled Al Zereiqi, João Carlos Teixeira, Nasser Ibrahim, Abdel Rahman Raafat Zaky, J. Kodjia and S. Rashidov.


Umm Salal made 3 changes: O. Yahya for A. Zaghbani (80′), A. Zaky for A. Al Sulimane (80′) and J. Kodjia for F. Ibrahim (90′).

Al Gharafa: Formation and Lineups

On the opposite side, Wesam Rizik Abdulmajid played with: Qasem Burhan, Almahdi Ali, M. Tahrat, F. Boulaya, Nasser Al Ahrak, Abdollah Ali Saei, Ahmed Al Ganehi, Abdalla Yousif, Saifeldeen Fadlalla, Y. Brahimi and I. Belfodil.


Al Gharafa made 2 changes: A. Al Ganehi for A. Ali Surag (71′) and N. Al Ahrak for A. Sudarmanto (71′).

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