One day after confirming he turned down an offer to coach Barcelona, Xavi led Al Sadd to Qatar Cup victory over Al Duhail.
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A sensational goal from Argentine Leonel Vangioni helped reigning CONCACAF champion Monterrey set up a CWC clash with Liverpool.
Qatari champions Al Sadd converted a free kick given away with a back pass to the goalkeeper to set up a 3-1 extra-time win over Hienghene Sport.
Asia's reigning player of the year has been banned for five months for confronting a referee in the Asian Champions League semifinals.
Many in Spain have tipped Xavi Hernandez to follow in Pep Guardiola's footsteps and return to the Camp Nou as manager.
Madrid-born Gabi played 413 games for Atletico Madrid in two different spells, winning six trophies including the La Liga title.
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has penned a new two-year deal with Al-Sadd to extend his stay in Qatar until at least 2020.
Xavi Hernandez, who has played with Al-Sadd in Qatar since leaving Barcelona in 2015, said he hopes to prolong his career into next year.
Former Spanish star Xavi has written the blueprint on late-career success in the Qatar Stars League, one Wesley Sneijder should pay attention to.
Xavi helped Barcelona to three La Liga titles and two Champions League wins in a breathtaking four-year spell under Guardiola.
Xavi Hernandez has agreed a one-year extension to his contract with Al Sadd which will see him remain in Qatar until at least 2018.
"I haven't spoken to him about his contact extension but he knows that Barcelona is the best club in the world for him," Xavi said.