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Baghdad Bounedjah returns to the matchday squad, as Al-Sadd conclude preparations for Al-Duhail

The Al-Sadd first team concluded their preparations for the Amir Cup 2020 semifinal against Al-Duhail, with the last training session on Friday evening. The game is set to kick off at 6 PM on Saturday at the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium.

Head coach Xavi oversaw the final touches to the team’s preparations for the game, and after the end of the session, he announced the matchday squad. The 23-member squad is as follows: Meshaal Barsham, Jehad Muhammad, Yousuf Al-Baloushi, Jung Woo-young, Ahmed Sayyar, Pedro, Hassan Al-Haydos, Muhammad Waad, Nam Tae-hee, Tarek Salman, Khoukhi Boualem, Bahaa El-Leithi, Baghdad Bounedjah, Guilherme Torres, Rodrigo Tabata, Santi Cazorla, Abdelkarim Hassan, Yousuf Abdurisag, Hashim Ali, Akram Afif, Hossam Kamal, Musaab Khidir, Ahmed Suhail. ... 

Al-Sadd conclude preparations for Ooredoo Cup final against Al-Arabi

Al-Sadd wrapped up preparations for the 2019-20 Ooredoo Cup final against Al-Arabi, with their final training session on Friday evening. The match is set to be played on Saturday, October 10, at the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium.

The Wolves finished third in the Group A with 7 points (Al-Sadd 1-5 Al-Wakra, Al-Sadd 3-1 Al-Shahaniya, Al-Ahli 4-3 Al-Sadd, Al-Sadd 2-2 Umm Salal, Al-Rayyan 0-6 Al-Sadd) to qualify for the quarterfinals, where they defeated Qatar SC on penalties, before overcoming Al-Ahli 2-0 in the semifinals. ... 

Al-Sadd’s Asian campaign ends after 1-0 defeat to Persepolis

Al-Sadd exited the 2020 AFC Champions League after losing 1-0 to Persepolis in the Round of 16 clash which was held at the Education City Stadium on Sunday.

Issa Alkasir scored the lone goal of the game in the 88th minute.

The game got off to a calm start with no real chances until the 13th minute, when Santi Cazorla’s powerful left-footed shot was kept out by the Persepolis keeper Hamed Lak. ... 

Xavi: We deserved better against Al-Ain, we must improve ourselves

Al-Sadd head coach Xavi Hernandez stated that the team deserved better than the 3-3 draw against Al Ain, on Matchday 3 of the 2020 AFC Champions League.

In his statement after the match, Xavi said: “We deserved better against Al Ain, we created many opportunities in the first half but we were not good enough. In the second half, the team was excellent and we gave the best, but luck did not favour us in front of the goal.” ... 

First team gets a break from training on Wednesday

The Al-Sadd first team players got a break from training today, Wednesday, following the big 5-1 win over Al Sailiya in Round 2 of the QNB Stars League.

With this victory, Al-Sadd remain on top of the league table with 6 points from 2 wins.

The coaching staff led by head coach Xavi Hernandez had the players undergo recovery training on Tuesday evening, before deciding on a day of rest on Wednesday, to get rid of fatigue. ...