Omantel Professional League: Arouba, Fanja, Suwaiq win

Only a point separated the top three teams in the Omantel Professional League (OPL) after the conclusion of the 20th weekly round on Saturday. 

Leader and defending champion Al Arouba remained ahead by just a point with 39 points following its slender 1-0 win over Mussanah at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Friday.

Last year's runner-up Fanja is now breathing down Arouba's neck with 38 points, having snatched a 1-0 win over Sohar later at the same venue.

Former winner Al Suwaiq was a close third (37 points) after it recorded a 2-0 win over Sur on Saturday.

Dhofar, which lost its away game to Saham 0-1 on Saturday, is fourth with 30 points. Al Nasr edged past Al Shabab 1-0 in Salalah on Friday to be at fifth with 29 points.

Other results: Saturday: Muscat 2 Salalah 1; Friday:Al Khabourah 1 Al Nahda 1.

Standings: 1 Al Arouba (39 pts), 2 Fanja (38), 3 Al Suwaiq (37), 4 Dhofar (30), 5 Al Nasr (29), 6 Sohar (28), 7 Saham (26), 8 Al Nahda (25), 9 Mussanah (25), 10 Al Shabab (21), 11 Muscat (20), 12 Al Khabourah (19), 12 Sur (19), 14 Salalah (11).

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