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All eyes in the Lebanese league will be on Sunday’s top-of-the-table match on Matchday 13 at Ghazir’s Antoine Choueiri stadium, where home team Sagesse will take on visitors Beirut First Club.
The match is significant in view of the technical instability suffered by both teams in recent times. After a dazzling start to the league for the Greens, virtually placing them as Champions of the “first phase,” disappointments began to pile up inexplicably match after match. This triggered the anger of the fans, who demanded that the president expel certain players.
On the other hand, after winning the Doha friendly and the Arab Club Championship, Beirut SC are still seeking to assert their supremacy at the local level. As a result, club president Nadim Hakim demands the utmost commitment from his players.
This match marks the return of current Beirut SC coach Joe Ghattas, along with his players Ali Mezher and Sergio el-Darwich, to the former team they defended last year, but this time as opponents.
The question is how they will be received by the large green crowds who, despite their dissatisfaction with the results, are ready to set the stands alight. The answer will be given today at 4:45 PM.