Xavi Hernandez is considered as one of the greatest midfielders to play the game and the Spaniard has added another title to his career. The 39-year-old helped Qatari club AL Sadd claim the 2018/2019 Qatari Stars League title.
Al Saddrequired a draw to win the title in their last game at home to win the title. Bounedjah was the star of the game as he scored a superb hat-trick in the match as AL Sadd. Xavi also contributed a fine assist in the match in what was a feast of football.
Xavi had earlier in the campaign announced his intention to retire at the end of the season-ending over two decades of top flight football.
The former Barcelona midfielder has always stated his intention to move into management after he retires and has reportedly begun his training for his coaching badges.
Xavi was known for his dynamic partnership during his Barcelona days with Andreas Iniesta and Sergio Busquet. The trio were pivotal to Barcelona and Spain’s success from 2009-2015.
He would be remembered for revolutionizing the midfield role to accommodate small sized players. Before his time, clubs preferred physical combative midfielders but the Spaniard was able to show that technical nous trumps physical efforts
Al Sadd have been the best team in the Qatar League this season as they have brushed other clubs with ease. The arrival of Atletico Madrid legend Gabi has provided star dust alongside Xavi to drive the team from the midfield.
The league victory caps a remarkable stint for the Spaniard in Qatar as this made it the fifth trophy won by the 39-year-old in the space of five years at the club.
Xavi made 78 appearances for the Al Saddduring his time at the club netting 19 goals and providing 27 assists in the process.