Omantel Professional League: Al Arouba stays on top

Leader Al Arouba continued to holds its place at the top despite being held to a 1-1 draw by contender Fanja in the 15th round of the Omantel Professional League (OPL) at the Seeb Sports Stadium on Saturday. 

Fanja’s striker Abdulaziz al Miqbali converted a 56th minute penalty to draw level with Arouba, which went ahead early in the match after Lail scored in the tenth minute.

After the latest round, Arouba is on top with 29 points, while Al Suwaiq, which scraped past Al Khabourah by a solitary goal on Friday, is second with 26 points. Fanja is third with 25. Also on Saturday, Al Nahda defeated Saham 3-1, while Al Shabab edged past Musannah 1-0.

Earlier on Friday, Dhofar was held to a 3-3 draw by Sohar in a thrilling match at the Sohar Sports Complex.

The draw helped Dhofar stay at fourth place with 24 points, a point ahead of Sohar. In the other matches on Friday, bottom-placed Salalah held relegation-threatened Sur 1-1, while Muscat upset Al Nasr 2-1.

Standings [After 15 rounds]: 1 Al Arouba (29 pts), 2 Al Suwaiq (26), 3 Fanja (25), 4 Dhofar (24), 5 Sohar (23), 6 Al Nasr (22), 7 Al Musannah (21), 8 Al Nahda (20), 9 Saham (17), 10 Al Shabab (16), 11 Al Khabourah 15), 12 Sur (13), 13 Muscat (13), 14 Salalah (8).

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