Al Sadd said on Friday that they had ‘agreed on Xavi’s move to Barcelona after the payment of the release clause stipulated in the contract.’
Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero has been ruled out for three months because of a heart problem.
During the first half, Sergio Aguero was reportedly struggling with chest pain and was replaced by Philippe Coutinho in the 42nd minute.
Koeman’s final game in charge was the disappointing 1-0 defeat by Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Wednesday.
Barcelona sacked head coach Ronald Koeman after 14 months in charge of the club.
David Alaba started the counter-attacking move and blasted a left-footed shot past Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Ander Ter Stegen.
It is a huge week for Barcelona and it started in the best possible manner as the Catalan club beat Valencia 3-1 in the La Liga fixture on Sunday at Camp Nou.
Winger Arnaut Danjuma is in scintillating form since joining Villarreal this summer from Bournemouth.
Frenkie de Jong believes that the Catalan club certainly needs to improve a lot but the current situation is ‘exaggerated’.
Raul de Tomas scored early for Espanyol before Aleix Vidal extended the lead with Karim Benzema pulling one back for Real Madrid.