Category: FOOTBALL

Khoukhi: It’s better to draw than lose, we will work on correcting our mistakes against Al-Nassr

Al-Sadd defender Khoukhi Boualem said his side put up a good performance against Foolad in the AFC Champions League 2021 opening group game, despite dropping two points in the 1-1 draw.

Speaking after the game, Khoukhi said: “It’s better to draw than to lose. We played well and controlled the game against a team that defended strongly. We tried and got many chances but fortune didn’t favour us in front of goal.” ... 

Xavi: Unhappy with result, we must improve in the next game

Al Sadd coach Xavi Hernandez expressed his dissatisfaction after his side’s 1-1 draw with Iranian side Foolad Khouzestan, in their first round clash in Group D of the 2021 AFC Champions League.

Speaking during the post-match press conference, Xavi said: “I am unhappy with the result we got. Our goal was to win. We played against a difficult and effective team, and we competed strongly.” ... 

AFC Champions League: Al-Sadd draw 1-1 with Foolad in opener

Al-Sadd had to settle for a point in their opening game of the AFC Champions League 2021, after drawing 1-1 with Iranian side Foolad in their Group D fixture that was played at the King Fahd International Stadium on Wednesday. Chimba scored for Foolad in the 61st minute, and Khoukhi Boualem struck the equaliser in the 89th minute. ... 

Pedro Miguel: Happy to play in the Champions League, we are ready to face Foolad

Al-Sadd defender Pedro Miguel addressed the media on Tuesday, speaking of his side’s readiness for the upcoming game against Iranian side Foolad in the opening round of the AFC Champions League 2021 group stage.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Pedro said: “We are happy to play in the Champions League again. We are ready for the next match against Foolad. Tomorrow is a busy day and we are fully prepared for it. I wish my team good luck to win.” ... 

AFC Champions League: Al-Sadd squad reaches Riyadh and enters bio-bubble

The Al-Sadd first team delegation arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Sunday evening and entered a specialised bio-bubble in the Burj Al Rafal hotel, ahead of their participation in the AFC Champions League 2021 group stage, which is to be played from 14-29 April.

The Wolves have been placed in Group D of the competition, alongside Al-Nassr (Saudi Arabia), Al-Wehdat (Jordan) and Foolad (Iran). ... 

Al Sadd delegation set to depart for Riyadh

The Al Sadd first team squad will depart for Riyadh on Sunday, 11th April, ahead of their participation in the group stage of the AFC Champions League 2021.

The Wolves will play in the Group D, which includes Al-Nassr (Saudi Arabia), Al-Wehdat (Jordan), and Foolad (Iran).

The Al-Sadd delegation includes members of the technical and administrative staff as well as 24 players, and is headed by Turki Al-Ali, the club’s general manager. ... 

Xavi: It was a great performance against Qatar SC, delighted to finish the season undefeated

Al-Sadd coach Xavi Hernandez praised his side’s performance during the match against Qatar SC in the 22nd and final week of the QNB Stars League, which saw the Wolves win 3-0 and end the season with an undefeated record.

Speaking to the club’s website after the match, Xavi said: “Today’s performance against Qatar SC was more than excellent, from all the players. I’m happy with the result, the win, and not losing throughout the league season.” ...