The club of Al-Saad was eliminated in the Asian Champions League playoffs.
The club of Al Saad was eliminated in the Asian Champions League playoffs after losing to Al Jazira, coached by Rijkaard's former assitant coach in Barcelona, Henk Ten Cate.
The game ended on a 2-2 draw and in the penalty shootout Al Jazira ended up winning 5-4 (in the AFC Champions League, playoffs are only one game). Xavi Hernández's team will not play the Champions League. Moreover, the former blaugrana captain failed the first penalty kick of his team.