Xavi Hernández and his assistants celebrate a win of Al-Sadd


Xavi Hernández puts Al-Sadd in semifinals of the Asian Champions League

Published:18/09/2019 - 20:13h

Updated:18/09/2019 - 20:13h

It needed a comeback at home, but Xavi Hernández's Al-Sadd already is in the semifinals of the Asian Champions League. The qataris defeated Al-Nassr and will face Al-Hilal

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The calendar of the season has altered this week with the return of the Champions in Europe, but in Asia also there have been novelties. The championship of clubs more prestigious to international level has decided already to his semifinalists, between which has colado a legend of the old continent that does some months decided to hang the boots and follow expanding his historical list of winners in the benches.

The To the-Sadd of Xavi Hernández already is in the penultimate round of the tournament after deleting to the To the-Nassr. The qatarís had seen peligrar his classification because they went back of Saudi Arabia with a 2-1 against, but voltearon the eliminatory this Monday in the Stadium Jassim Bin Hamad and thanks to a 3-1 that harvested like venues are to three meetings to carry to his vitrinas the wished trophy.

His victory was not exenta of suffering, and certified in the second half of the party of turn of chambers. The duel started with advantage for the team of house, that advanced by means of Akram Afif in the minute 26, but shortly after surpassing the half hour of game, Abderazak Hamed-Allah equalised the contention. After the go through changing rooms there was an acelerón of the group of the emirate and Hassan To the-Haidos and Baghdad Bounedjah sentenced and caused the delirium in the terracings.

The pupilos of the Catalan will cross with another Saudi applicant, the To the-Hilal, in his way to the definite duel by the title of Champions League. In the another part of the picture also stands out an ex of the FC Barcelona, the Brazilian midfield player Paulinho, that will treat to guide from the lawn to a Guangzhou Evergrande -of China- that will measure to the Japanese of the Urawa Network Diamonds.

Since it converted officially in trainer, the egarense has harvested several successes, since his club has ensured the classification for the next World-wide of Clubs, is champion of the Supercopa of Qatar -surpassed by 1-0 to the To the-Duhail- and besides does not know the defeat in the Qatar Stars League, in which it initiated the defence of the title does some weeks and already adds two triumphs.

Xavi does not lose of sight the actuality of the Barça

Although it is centred in his obligations with the To the-Sadd, Xavi does not lose of sight the actuality of the Barça, and thought in a brief interview for the newspaper 'ACE' on some of the fashionable names in the last months. The ex player praised to an Ansu Fati to the that wished a successful career, regretted the bet fallida by Neymar and situated to the Barcelona between the favourites for the Champions.

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