Xavi's Al Sadd pulls a comeback to sentence the QSL

They lost 1-2 at home to Al Arabi in the 90th minute, but the goals of Bounedjah and Cazorla in the discount, turn the scoreboard and leave the title seen for sentence.


This Monday's game against Al Arabi was presumed to be a procedure for Xavi's men. Al Sadd dominate the QSL with such superiority that to this day it seemed impossible that no one in Qatar could put him in trouble. But Al Arabi was very close to giving the big surprise in the QSL. Not in vain in the 90th minute he was beating Al Sadd 1-2 thanks to goals from Soria and Msakni, to which only Al Heidos could respond. It seemed that the first defeat of Xavi's team this season was going to take place, but first Bounedjah in the 91st minute and two minutes later Santi Cazorla, turned the scoreboard around and achieved the victory 'in extremis' before the astonished look Icelandic technician Hallgrímsson, who could not believe what he was seeing.

With this comeback, Al Sadd remains thirteen points behind the second, Al Duhail, who beat Al Gharafa today (1-2), with only fifteen to play. That means that if Xavi's team beats Umm Salal the next day, they will be proclaimed champion, with four rounds still to go. Curiously, Xavi could be proclaimed champion on March 7, the same day that the new president of FC Barcelona will be known, in an election where his name is being an active and future protagonist on the Blaugrana bench.

But before this appointment with history, Xavi has the possibility of adding another title to his record as a coach, where he already has four trophies: next Friday he will play the final of the Prince's Cup against precisely Al Duhail, the team that maintains a pulse in recent years for national titles. Since Xavi sits on the bench, Al Sadd has managed to win two finals against Al Duhail, although it is true that the latter took the QSL from him last season.

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