FORMER champions Al Rayyan suffered their second successive reversal in the Qatar League when they went down to Al Ahli 21-25, 25-16, 25-15, 21-25, 16-18.
Rayyan were hoping to bounce back from the shock defeat to Qatar SC in their previous encounter, but Ahli had other plans as they fought tooth and nail to emerge as victorious in one of the best matches of the league so far.
Meanwhile, champions Al Arabi beat Al Khor 25-18, 25-18, 25-17. Arabi and Police, who beat El Jaish 25-23, 25-18, 25-16 are the only unbeaten teams so far.
Qatar SC beat Al Gharafa 25-21, 25-18, 25-23 in another match.