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Date: 12/9/2014
 

The Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena or the Al Sadd Arena as it is popularly called was the setting for the final of the 17th Asian Club League. And it was a Qatari Final as the two strongest teams, El Jaish (Army) and Lekhwiya (Police,) fully deserved their spot in the Final. It was a tremendous atmosphere as 8000 fans arrived on the stands to witness the battle for the next Asian Champion and it was El Jaish who prevailed in the end to successfully defend their title.

 

Lekhwiya started the game weakened, as one of their key players, Croatian pivot Mario Tomic, had to miss the game due to the red card received in the last minute of the semi-final against Al Kuwait. This made life for the back court players from Lekhwiya very difficult as they could not work in the space this player normally creates for them. On the other hand El Jaish had imposed their typical fast style of play, and their tempo attacks were hitting Lekhwiya hard.  Only in the middle of the second half could Lekhwiya find  a way back in the game, but this was not enough as El Jaish cruised to secure their 33:30 victory with some important goals from their Egyptian pivot Shabib.

 In the match for bronze medal, Al Qurain beat Al Kuwait Sports Club 35:30 in the Kuwaiti derby.

 El Jaish have successfully defended the title they won last year, and have thus qualified for the IHF Super Globe 2015. They have won the title without loosing a single match and once again stand as deserved winners of the Asian Club League.

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