Al RAYYAN beat Al Gharafa 25-22 in a grudge Qatar League match last week.
After going down 20-25 to the same opposition in the final of GCC Clubs Championship recently, it was payback time for Rayyan in the match at the Qatar Handball Association Hall.
The winners led 13-11 at half-time.
Mohamed El Fahran, who did the star turn for Gharafa in the GCC final, was tightly marked by Rayyan defenders.
For Rayyan, Qatar international Bassel Al Rayes, Nasreddine Megdich and Omar Al Safadi did well in the attack.
It was Rayyan’s second win on the trot following their nail-biting 27-26 triumph against Al Sadd.
It was Gharafa’s second consecutive loss, having gone down to El Quiyada 22-25 in their previous encounter.
The league is set for an exciting finish as Rayyan will next take on formidable Lekhwiya in a crucial match on Wednesday while Gharafa lock horns with champions El Jaish.