Spanish coach Xavi Hernandez received wide encouragement from Al Sadd fans in the match, and came in the wake of reports about the possibility of the former international midfielder returning to his Catalan club to take over the coaching tasks, before the latter refused the mission and the administration of President Josep Maria Bartomeo chose to appoint Kiki Citin instead of the article Ernesto Valverde.
Al-Sadd appeared in its best technical conditions through Bounjah, who was chosen the best player in the match, and Akram Afif and Hassan Al-Haydus.
This is the second title for Xavi as coach with the “leader” after crowning the Super Cup at the expense of Al-Duhail (1-0) early this season.
As for Portuguese Al-Duhail coach Roy Faria, he failed to add his second title to his score after the first last season, when he raised the Prince Cup title at the expense of Al-Sadd (4-1).
This is the sixth day’s confrontation that brings together coaches, as Chafee overtook Faraya by leading Al Sadd to the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League last season at the expense of Al-Duhail with a 1-1 draw and a 3-1 return, and Faraya led his team to win against Al-Sadd 4-1 in the stage Ninth of the league this season.
This is the second time in a row that the two teams met in the final match, and it was the first in the 2018 final and Al-Duhail won 1-2, and the championship was postponed last season because of the Qatari team’s participation in the Copa America in Brazil last June.
Al-Duhail reached the final match by defeating Al-Sailiya 2-0, while Al-Sadd ousted Al-Rayyan 4-1.
The starting lineup for the two teams:
Al Sadd Club