BARCELONA icon Xavi rolled back the years with an incredible double in the Asian Champions League last night.
The 39-year-old veteran thumped a long-range screamer into the top corner after just six minutes to give his Al Sadd side the lead.
Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor equalised shortly after, before Xavi then curled home an absolute peach of a free-kick just ten minutes later to regain the lead.
However, despite Xavi’s heroics, Al Sadd were unable to cling on to their lead and were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw in their Asian Champions League group game.
Fans on Twitter went on to rave about the Spaniard’s performance, with one user writing: “Age is just a number!
Others called the four-time Champions League winner a “legend”, while one even said Xavi would be “balling out in his retirement home”.
And Xavi has shown no signs of slowing down either, having helped Al Sadd to the top of the Qatar Stars League.
After 21 games of the season, the ex-Barca star’s club have clinched their spot in the Asian Champions League group stage for next season.
Al Sadd sit seven points clear of second-placed Al-Duhail and 19 above Al-Sailiya in third.
Xavi had been set to come out of international retirement to play for Catalonia last month – but recently revealed Al Sadd blocked the stunt.
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The Spain hero, 39, specifically came out of international retirement together with Gerard Pique to feature in the clash with Venezuela.
It was supposed to be “the most important game of the decade” for Catalonia, a team representing the autonomous Spanish region.
But he wrote on Instagram: “I regret to announce that finally I will not be able to be in Montilivi for tomorrow’s Catalonia-Venezuela.
“My commitments with my club did not allow it. I hope next time I can be there with you. In Qatar you will have the first of your fans cheering our team.”