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Doha: The 2022-2023 season QNB Stars League's Week 3 action witnessed exciting matches, with Al Arabi maintaining perfect record to stay on top.
All the six matches of the stage saw a winner as not a single draw was played. As many as 20 goals were scored during the six matches compared to Week 2 action, which saw 14 goals.
The Al Wakrah vs Umm Salal match was the highest-scoring one in terms of a team's goals with the result being 4-0 in favour of Al Wakrah. Al Wakrah's Angolan striker Jacinto Dala topped the list of scorers with five goals, after scoring two goals in his team's last match against Umm Salal.
He was followed by Al Markhiya's Iraqi striker Aymen Hussein, who scored three goals.
Al Arabi maintained their place at the top of the standings winning against Al Markhiya, which was the team's third victory and raised their tally to nine points, followed by Al Wakrah in second place with 7 points.
Al Sadd and Al Duhail achieved their first wins of this season. Al Sadd defeated Al Ahli 3-2, and Al Duhail beat Al Rayyan 2-1 in a strong and exciting match, considered as the strongest of the week.
As for Al Rayyan, it was their third loss after losing in the first round against Al Shamal and in the second round meeting with Al Arabi, and are at the bottom place without any points.
Al Shamal managed to achieve an exciting victory over Al Gharafa. It was their second win in three matches and puts them in the third place with six points. Al Gharafa with four points are at sixth.
There are six teams, each with four points, after the third round, and they are: Al Sadd, Al Ahli, Al Gharafa, Al Duhail, Al Markhiya, and Qatar SC.
Qatar SC succeeded in achieving their first win overcoming Al Sailiya 2-1 in a strong match that witnessed excitement until the final moments. The fourth round will start on August 22, with Al Markhiya vs Al Duhail clash.
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