Al-Nijmeh defeats Al-Ansar in the Lebanese football derby..and these are the coronation accounts

Al-Nijmeh defeats Al-Ansar in the Lebanese football derby.. These are the coronation calculations and the “half-point” system

Al-Najma Club decided the Lebanese football derby in its favor after defeating its counterpart Al-Ansar in the first six (9th stage), with a score of 3-2 over the Fouad Shehab Complex in Jounieh.

The first half ended with a goalless draw between the two teams, while the second session witnessed the scoring of 5 goals, opened by Al-Ansar through Haj Malik Tal in the 58th minute, before Khalil Al-Badr equalized (65), but the green leader returned to the lead with the goal of Haj Malik, making the score 2-1.

Al-Nijmeh equalized the score after that, in the 72nd minute, through the player Givinho, before Henrique de Santana shocked the Al-Ansar fans with a third goal for Al-Nunaimi club, against Hadi King.

Al-Nijmeh raised its score to 31 points in third place, behind Al-Ansar Club, which has 32 points, and Al-Ahed, who topped it with 33 points, after its victory over Shabab Al-Sahel 2-0.

Championship accounts

The struggle for the coronation is between Al-Ahed and Al-Ansar only, who meet in the tenth and final week, as the first needs any tie result in order to win the title, while the second must win alone.

Here, fans may ask, what if Al-Ansar and Al-Ahed tied, and the latter’s balance became 34 points, while Al-Nijmeh won the last round at the expense of Shabab Al-Ghazieh with a large score of goals, and its balance also became 34 points?

The answer is that Al-Nijmeh cannot win the league title by virtue of Article 4 of the Lebanese league system for the 2023-2024 season, which deals with the issue of the equality of two or more teams after points.

And according to the provisions of Article 7 of this system, the one who did not benefit from calculating the “half of the point” in the general total as a full point is considered a winner, and here the star had benefited from half the point after the end of the first stage, that is, before entering the top six stage.

A simplified explanation of the “half-point system” in Lebanon

In the event that team X had 17 points at the end of the first stage, its points were divided by 2, before the start of the sixth stage, so that its balance became 8.5, and half a point was added to its balance to become 9.

While Y, whose balance was 16 points after the end of the first stage, will become 8 points, and therefore he did not benefit from half a point, and this is exactly what happened in the story of Al-Najma and Al-Ahed.

It is noteworthy that Al-Nijmeh, if it defeats Shabab Al-Ghazieh, will secure the second qualifying place for the AFC Cup next season.

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