Al Sadd saw off Al Duhail in the AFC Champions League last 16, while Al-Hilal survived against Al-Ahli.
They spent two seasons together at Barcelona and Xavi remains a firm fan of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar.
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi discussed rumours linking the LaLiga champions to Neymar.
Frenkie de Jong had no interest in discussing similarities to Barcelona greats Xavi and Andres Iniesta.
Xavi, the Barcelona and Spain great, has become the coach of Al Sadd in Qatar.
Ten years on, Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi are still winning trophies. We look at Barcelona's 2008-09 Champions League final victors.
Barcelona icon Xavi feels the decision by Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann to reject Barcelona in 2018 "hurt" the LaLiga side.
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.
Xavi will move into coaching after retirement and Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde believes he would be suited to the job at Camp Nou.
Former Barcelona and Spain great Xavi has confirmed he will hang up his boots this year and we assess his stunning playing career.