And now Barça arrives

Koseky, against Barça at Vista Alegre last season | ÁLEX GALLEGOS

The really tough part of the championship begins. After a start to the affordable calendar for the Córdoba World Heritage Site plus the appearance of Covid-19 that forced them to suspend their match against Real Betis Futsal, the Cordovan club prepares the visit of a great of the category and that comes with one of the most important and widely recognized awards worldwide. Barça will travel to the Caliph capital to face the white-and-green entity after lifting the Champions League in their own land against a category rival such as ElPozo Murcia. Andreu Plaza’s squad played a great game throughout the tournament and it helped him to win one of the most important trophies in futsal.

And it is that getting such an award has not been easy for the Catalan club. In fact, in the semifinals he faced the, a priori, favorite to lift this trophy. The Blaugranas eliminated the team of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF) on penalties (5-4), although they dominated much of the first semifinal of the tournament. On the other hand, the other Spanish squad defeated Tyumen (2-1) to face Barça in the final of one of the most prestigious competitions in the world. For this reason, the match that decided the champion started with the two teams testing each other out, but the offensive quality of the Catalans ended up deciding the tie and marked the third Champions League in the showcases of the Futsal section of the culé club.

However, in the initial league section it seems that they have been harmed due to the physical downturn caused by the European tournament. The boys from Andreu Plaza did not play matchday two against Palma Futsal, but lost the first against Peñíscola (3-4) and tied the third against Jimbee Cartagena (2-2), both played at the Palau Blaugrana. However, the squad that Barça contains is to dominate any category worldwide. Players like Aicardo, Sergio Lozano, Adolfo, Dyego, Esquerdinha, Matheus, Joselito or the star Ferrao wear the Catalan elastic. Thanks to this, Andreu Plaza has at his disposal a staff that combines Spanish impetus, with Brazilian quality and Portuguese ingenuity.

On the other hand, Córdoba, a World Heritage Site, has to know how to stop the quality of the Catalan squad and take advantage of the bad dynamics they have harvested for the moment in the First Division. Therefore, Josan González is already preparing the game with the aim of trying to surprise Peñíscola or Jimbee Cartagena, although it will not be easy. The blanquiverde squad must forget the first two league games against direct rivals such as Burela and UMA Antequera since they have not demonstrated the potential and reaction capacity they showed in the Andalusian Cup or against Valdepeñas during the preseason in the 40 × 20 by Vista Alegre. A meeting that could be a turning point for the caliphs before the almighty champion of Europe.


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