Playing in his final home game, Al-Sadd captain Xavi was honoured by the club fans who unfurled a huge banner of him during the Amir Cup semifinal against Al-Rayyan.
Xavi had earlier announced his retirement from the game at the end of the game and this was his last game at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium. The legendary midfielder still has the Amir Cup final to play at the Al-Wakrah Stadium on May 16, in addition to the remaining AFC Champions League group stage game against Persepolis on May 20.
When the clock showed six minutes, the Al-Sadd fans unfurled a banner with Xavi’s number 6 on it, in addition to writing ‘Thank You’ in Spanish.
Xavi won the Qatari league title this year, while he has also won the Amir Cup in 2017, and the Qatar Cup and the Sheikh Jassim Cup in the same year.