Al Shamal and Al Gharafa settled for a 0-0 draw in Round 2, Group B of the 2022-2023 season Ooredoo Cup at the Al Gharafa Stadium on Monday.
Al Markhiya, Al Rayyan, Al Duhail and Al Arabi are the other teams in Group B.
Group A consists of Al Sadd, Al Wakrah, Umm Salal, Al Ahli, Qatar SC and Al Sailiya.
Both Al Gharafa and Al Shamal strived hard to break the deadlock, but the attack of either side lacked bite in their finish and also their respective defence stood well.
In their first-round matches - Al Shamal had lost 0-1 to Al Arabi while Al Gharafa had defeated Al Rayyan 4-3.
The result saw Al Shamal log their first point, while Al Gharafa moved on to four points.
Al Shamal came close to scoring in the 15th minute when Yacine Bammou had a good shot at the goal, but Al Gharafa goalkeeper Qasem Burhan made a good save.
Al Gharafa then made a good move in the 27th minute, with Ishaq Belfodil making a good pass to Muyad Hassan, but his kick was cut off just in front of the goal.
In the 36th minute, Al Shamal midfielder Salah Al Yahri had a good chance, but his shot did not have enough power to beat the goalkeeper on the left of the goal.
Soon in the second half, Farid Boulaya of Al Gharafa had a clear shot at the goal, but he shot wide.
Midway through the second session, Al Gharafa’s substitute Amro Seraj could not make good of a chance created inside the box.