Al Sadd saw off Al Duhail in the AFC Champions League last 16, while Al-Hilal survived against Al-Ahli.
Xavi was always a composed player on the pitch, but he did not manage to retain his cool demeanour during his coaching debut for Al-Sadd.
Al-Hilal twice came from behind to claim a 4-2 win at Al-Ahli in the AFC Champions League thanks to Bafetimbi Gomis' hat-trick.
Xavi, the Barcelona and Spain great, has become the coach of Al Sadd in Qatar.
Xavi's playing days have come to a close after the Spain icon featured for the last time in Al Sadd's defeat to Persepolis in Iran.
Al-Hilal and Al-Sadd claimed wins to seal progression from the group stage in the AFC Champions League.
Former Barcelona and Spain great Xavi has confirmed he will hang up his boots this year and we assess his stunning playing career.
Former Barcelona and Spain great Xavi has confirmed he will finish his playing career with Al Sadd at the end of this season.
Former Barcelona star Xavi rolled back the years by scoring a brilliant free-kick in Al Sadd's AFC Champions League win over Pakhtakor.
Al Sadd were held to a draw despite two goals from Xavi, while holders Kashima Antlers won a thriller in the AFC Champions League.