After the victory this Wednesday of Halle-Gooik against Dobovec (4-1), the Barça, who already won and thrashed in the first two matches of this Elite Round, I needed to draw or win before the host, the Plzen, to qualify for the UEFA Futsal Champions League Final Four, and it did not fail. In an even duel but with Barça superiority, those of Jesús Velasco were always ahead and with goals from Ferrao, Matheus (2), they gave almost no option to the Czech team, despite looking for it until the end.
The Barça team, without Pito, sanctioned, went for the victory from the beginning, and after four minutes he opened the can with a Ferrao’s great goal, who turned around and with a cannon shot at the far post, marked the way. In the middle of the first half, a shot from Matheus hit the stick and Barça had to row in the final stretch, since the Czech team opted to already play with a goalkeeper player and had several options to tie.
After the break, Barça did not give an option to surprise and with two goals in just over a minute from Matheus, the first with the collaboration of a defender after a great action (23 ‘) and the second tapping the ball before the goalkeeper’s exit after another brilliant play (24’), he put more land in between when there were still 15 minutes left to play . With 0-3, and with nothing to lose, Plzen again bet on the goalkeeper-player. So came the both from the Czechs, by Vnuk (29 ‘), hopefully after a detour from Sergio Lozano. Despite Plzen’s final dominance, Barça knew how to resist with a lot of skill. The hosts needed three more goals to be in the Final Four but the Catalans did not give up anything, thus maintaining the 1-3 on the scoreboard.
After sealing this go to the Final Four, the fifth in a row and the ninth in the last eleven seasons, the Catalans, who have already reached the final of the last edition of the Champions League, being defeated by Sporting de Portugal, and won that two ago against ElPozo, initially postponed by the pandemic, will seek the last week of april his fourth title of the maximum continental competition of futsal.