Tuesday, May 05, 2015


Advantage Al Kuwait As Al Arabi Held

Just when it seemed Al Arabi were cruising to the Kuwait Premier League title!

It may have been an evening kick off but the crowds were building up early outside Al Arabi's stadium in the plush suburb of Mansouriya. In the early game Al Kuwait threw down a marker with a convincing 4-2 away win at Yarmouk; a result made all the more remarkable when you consider their unbeaten record this season was under threat as they went 2-0 down after 29 minutes.

A scintillating second half performance saw Al Kuwait turn things around with three goals in 13 minutes after the breaking taking them back to the top of the table. A fourth by Abdulhadi Khamis with 11 minutes on the clock was the icing on the cake.

With the ground packed to the rafters Al Arabi knew what they had to do. A win over Al Qadsia would return them to the top of the table with a two point advantage going into their final game against hapless Al Todhamon on Saturday; the title would surely be theirs.

But Al Qadsia weren't in the mood to let their AFC Cup exertions provide an excuse for a poor performance in the league. They held out for a 0-0 draw and in the process ensured the title race will go down to the wire this weekend.

Goal difference favours Al Kuwait but Al Arabi are up against a side that have conceded 80 goals in 25 games. Al Sulaibhikat's defence is a much meaner affair, shipping 32 all season. Saturday promises to be a thrilling day in Kuwaiti football with more than a few goals thrown in for good measure. But who will triumph?

1 - Al Kuwait 35 19 6 0 67-12 63
2 - Al Arabi 35 20 3 2 59-12 63

09/05 Al Arabi v Al Todhamon, Al Kuwait v Al Sulaibhikat

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