Xavi out injured for three weeks
Al Sadd will miss ace midfielder Xavi Hernandez for three weeks as he sustained a back muscle injury during their 3-4 loss to Al Duhail in Week 19 of the QNB Stars League on Thursday.
Xavi played only in the first half of the crucial game.
The Spanish star underwent a test on Friday under the supervision of the club’s medical team and a tear on his back muscle was confirmed.
Meanwhile, Al Sadd will play away at Uzbekistan’s Nasaf in the third round of AFC Champions League on Monday.