Barcelona legend Xavi Hernández Creus has won his first trophy with Qatari side Al Sadd, the 37-year-old was part of the team that asserted the Qatar Cup taking after a 2-1 triumph over El Jaish in Saturday’s final.
Goals from Baghdad Bounedjah and Jugurtha Hamroun, either side of a Sardor Rashidov strike, were sufficient for Al Sadd to vanquish the holders in Doha.
It was Xavi first piece of silverware since joining Al Sadd from Barcelona in 2015, soon after their treble triumph in Luis Enrique’s first season in charge.
“The desire of the Al Sadd players was very clear during the match,” the former Spain star said after the match.
“I am proud of winning my first title with the team in Qatar. I hope the team continues to perform well in order to win the Emir’s Cup.