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History was made at the Palau Blaugrana. But it had already been done before Barcelona defeated El Pozo Murcia (2-1) in a game that was as fast-paced as it was fun. For the first time in the history of the Futsal Champions League, two teams from the same country were in the final. With goals from Ferrao and Aicardo, Barça won their third European Cup. It is two of the top winner of the competition: Movistar Inter.

Spanish futsal is not surprising. In the 19 editions of the Champions League that have been held, only in four did a League team not participate (2005, 2013, 2011 and 2019). Spain has 10 titles and five silver medals, and two correspond to ElPozo. The Murcia team reached the final in 2008 and lost again against Barcelona in 2020. The Barça team intimidated El Pozo, since they had already met in eleven finals, all with the same result, Barça victory: three Leagues (2012, 2013 , 2019), three Spanish Cups (2011, 2013, 2019), three King’s Cups (2012, 2013, 2014) and two Super Cups (2013, 2019). Barça’s power begins in the offices and runs on the pitch: the Catalans invest six million euros per year in the futsal section, practically triple that of their rival.

Barcelona had to wait to win their third Champions League. And it was not only because his last title in the top European competition was won in 2014 against Dinamo Moscow, but because the final four of this edition of the Champions League was to be played in Minsk between April 24 and 26. It was suspended due to the pandemic. In March the League had already been postponed, which ended with an express playoff in June. No luck for Barça and El Pozo, who fell to the first exchange, in the quarterfinals, against Levante and Palma. The title was taken by Inter.

The Spanish teams reached the final in four against the Russians KPRF and Tyumen without much running. While the Russian teams finished the 2020 league in August and started 2021 in September, Barça and El Pozo returned to officially compete on matchday 1 of the league on the first weekend of October. Barça suffered a return, defeating KPRF on penalties (5-4) in the semifinals. ElPozo Murcia reached the European final after defeating Tyumen 2-1.

Barça’s doubts also appeared in the final at the Palau. He started uncomfortable against El Pozo, but found himself quickly with goals from Ferrao and Aicardo. Bad fortune for the goalkeeper of the Murcia box, Espíndola, who was speechless after rebounds in Dyego and Paradynski. The Well did not shrink. He insisted and found the discount after the error in the departure of the Catalans, which Santana did not waste. So the Barça savior was not Ferrao but goalkeeper Didac. The coach Giustozzi risked with the goalkeeper-player, but there was no case. El Pozo does not know how to beat Barça, neither in the Champions League.

By Wi Zi

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