|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Al Shorta (C)||38||27||8||3||73||22||+51||89|
|2||Al Quwa Al Jawiya||38||25||9||4||58||27||+31||84||2019-20 Arab Club Champions Cup|
We sat down with Lorival Santos, the Brazilian manager who made history by becoming the first coach from outside of Asia to win the Iraqi Premier League as he led the Harps to their landmark fifth Premier League title and tenth overall league title in the 2013-14 season. Read our exclusive interview with him here!
This month in 2013, Al Shorta played Karbalaa at home in a league game that will forever stay in the memory of the club's supporters. Al Shorta were leading the league at the time but mid-table Karbalaa had shocked the country by taking a 2-0 lead. With just twenty minutes left, the Harps needed to become heroes and score three goals to keep their title bid on track, and as true champions would, they did just that. Minusu Buba headed home the first before Nashat Akram rifled in a memorable equaliser from long range, and fan favourite Hussein Kareem secured the unlikely three points with a clinical finish from Dhurgham Ismail's perfect through ball. His iconic celebration was forever captured in the photo below as fans went wild in the stands. The comeback was complete and it was a crucial victory as Al Shorta ended up clinching the 2012-13 title by just two points.
Last updated on 26/07/2019 at 14:57 GMT
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