TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Al Sadd coach Xavi said his team produced one of its best performances of the season in the match against Sepahan on Tuesday and the victory was important because it was against a top team.
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The Qatari giant defeated Sepahan of Iran in Matchday Two of the 2020 AFC Champions League Group D.
"The team was in its best condition and we had one of our best matches this season," said Xavi. "We definitely deserved this victory.
"The win was against a strong and special team who are favorite to win the group. This victory shows that Al Sadd can go far in the competition," he added.
The 40-year-old Spaniard said his players struggled in the first half and had to be patient in order to break the deadlock.
"The match was not easy as the first half ended without goals," he explained. "Our players, however, were patient and they concentrated on transforming their dominance into goals.
"I'm satisfied with what they showed and I always expect such performances from them. I'm happy with what we achieved and hopefully we can continue with the same in the next matches," Xavi concluded.