Bangkok, Thailand, January 15, 2021 – Reigning and consecutive two-time champions Police SC lost their first match of the 2020-2021 season in their hard-fought five-set thriller against Al-Rayyan in the Qatar Senior Men’s Volleyball League at the QVA Hall, volleyball.qa reported on Thursday.
Police, which performed superbly to power past Al-Arabi 3-0 in the 18th round for a successful title defence last October, went down 25-17 23-25 16-25 25-23 14-16 in a nail-biting encounter against Al-Rayyan on January 10.
On the same day, Al-Khor had been forced to play in gruelling five sets before beating Al-Wakrah 25-21 22-25 17-25 25-20 15-10.
Meanwhile, on January 13, Al-Ahli brushed off Al-Gharafa in comfortable straight sets 25-15 25-19 25-10, while Al-Sadd fought back after losing the first set to beat Al-Shamal in dramatic four sets 21-25 25-23 25-19 25-20.
Al-Rayyan, fresh from stunning title-holders Police SC, will go up against mighty Al-Arabi in a highly-anticipated match on Friday, January 15, while Qatar SC are due to take on Al-Wakrah.
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