Schalke 04 played Al-Saad SC as part of their preparation phase for upcoming Bundesliga and Champions League games.
The game was played in the Jassim-Bin-Hamd-Stadion in Doha/Qatar and approximately 250 visitors watched it. Schalke took an early 2-0 lead, however faced a draw at half time.
Raul the former Schalke player and Spanish national provided one assist for Al-Saad until he was substituted off with 15 minutes to go. Hoewedes scored the last goal of the match in which Schalke had to thank their two keepers twice to leave the field as the winne.
Interesting, not only the players had to recover after the game but also the field, which received special UV-light treatment directly after match.