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Historic Clash: Shabab Al Ahli and Al-Duhail Compete for Inaugural UAE-Qatar Super Shield

The stage is set for an epic encounter between Shabab Al Ahli, champions of the ADNOC Pro League, and Al Duhail, the reigning champions of Qatar's Stars League, in the inaugural Qatar-UAE Super Cup.


This landmark match is scheduled for the evening of Saturday, April 13, at the Rashid Stadium of Shabab Al Ahli Club in Dubai, marking a historic first in football between the two nations.

Both teams earned their spots in this prestigious match following impressive victories in their respective leagues during the 2022-2023 season.

Shabab Al Ahli claimed the ADNOC Pro League title with games to spare, achieving their eighth victory in the competition's history. Their previous victories span seasons 1974-1975, 1975-1976, 1979-1980, 2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2013-2014, 2015-2016, and most recently 2022-2023, securing their legacy as the second most successful club in the league after Al Ain.

Shabab Al Ahli's journey to the title included 26 matches, resulting in 17 wins, 6 draws, and 3 losses. They notched 53 goals, while their defense allowed 25 goals against them, making them the league's second-strongest defensive team. Argentine player Federico Cartabia emerged as the team's top scorer with 11 goals.

On the other side, Al Duhail clinched their eighth Qatar Stars League title on the final matchday of the season by defeating Al Shamal 5-2. This victory added to their illustrious history of league wins in seasons 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2019-2020.

Al Duhail played 22 matches, securing 16 wins, 3 draws, and suffering 3 defeats. Their attack produced 50 goals, and they conceded 26, showcasing a balanced and formidable team performance throughout the season.

Michael Olunga, Al Duhail's standout player, finished as the league's top scorer with 22 goals, highlighting the fierce competition that persisted until the final rounds of the season.

Road to the UAE-Qatar Super Shield

Shabab Al Ahli "ADNOC Pro League Champions 2022-2023"

Matches Played: 26
Wins: 17
Draws: 6
Losses: 3
Goals Scored: 53
Goals Conceded: 25
Total Points: 57

Al Duhail "Qatar Stars League Champions 2022-2023"

Matches Played: 22
Wins: 16
Draws: 3
Losses: 3
Goals Scored: 50
Goals Conceded: 26
Total Points: 51

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