IN THE ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
First official defeat of Xavi Hernández with Al-Sadd
Published:27/08/2019 - 17:27h
Updated:27/08/2019 - 17:27h
The Al-Sadd of Xavi Hernández had an almost perfect path, but this Monday the catalan got his first official defeat as a coach. Al-Nassr won a dangerous victory in the Asian Champions League
The season 2019-20 has to the FC Barcelona in full battle by the titles, but the fans culés look askance to Qatar. It does already some months that premièred the career of Xavi Hernández like trainer, and in the City Condal there is special interest in the attainments of one of the historical of the club. This Monday, the group directed by the egarense carried an important discontent.
The To the-Sadd harvested his first official defeat with the Catalan to the controls, in the visit to the To the-Nassr in the Champions Asian (2-1). In the pre-season made in Catalonia already produced a trip similar against the Olot, but a triumph and a tie served so that they prevailed the positive conclusions in the preparation for the official commitments of the campaign.
In the King Fahd International Stadium of Riad there was disappointment half for the qatarís, that do not have it all stray. In the minute 21 of game, the visitors advanced in the marker, when a defective control of Hassan To the-Haidos turned into an assistance for Ali Assadalla and east planted the spherical in the square. The venues answered immediately launching to the attack, and overwhelmed to his rival until achieving the equalised to the edge of the rest, when Abdulrahman To the-Dosari hunted a loose ball after a corner and sent it at the end of the meshes.
After the go through changing rooms the team the emirate treated to impose with the possession, but was missing puntería in the forward and this did not forgive it the Saudi. In the minute 71, a centre from the left band was prolonged by Firas To the-Birakan, and in the heart of the area, free of mark, Giuliano took advantage of the defensive error to put to his in advantage, finishing a result that no longer went to change.
The turn of the eliminatory of quarter-finals will contest the next 16 September, and still there are hopes for the To the-Sadd. In spite of the defeat, Xavi and his have an important factor in favour when having marked a so much out of house, a question determinant in case that they win and there is tie to goals, since the targets to domicile have double value. The crossing in the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium will be of high revolutions.
Xavi follows printing his style in the To the-Sadd
Although it still is immersed in a demanding transition, the To the-Sadd already begins to assimilate the style of Xavi Hernández, something distinct that the one who practised with his predecessor in the bench, the Portuguese Jesualdo Ferreira. The square qatarí follows sticking to his stars and to the instructions of his technician to aspire to the victories, and the new educations have cost him already to conquer the Supercopa of Qatar and ensure his presence in the next World-wide of Clubs.