The culé team, in the first year of Jesús Velasco, takes revenge (4-0) against Sporting
MADRID, May 1. (EUROPE PRESS) –
Barça beat Sporting CP (4-0) this Sunday in the futsal Champions League final held at the Arena Riga, a great performance by the azulgranas to avenge the final lost last year against the Portuguese and raise their fourth European Cup.
The culé team, in Jesús Velasco’s first season on the bench, scored the highlight of the season, in their third consecutive final on the ‘Old Continent’. Sergio Lozano and Pito made it 2-0 at the break and Ferrao scored the third 30 seconds after the restart.
Barça, already champions of the Super Cup and the Spanish Cup this year, added a fourth ‘Champions’ to those achieved in 2012, 2014 and 2020. After the epic comeback in the semifinals against Benfica, where they lost 3-0 at half-time and they won in extra time 18 seconds from the end, the culé squad commanded from start to finish for the crown.
The final did not reach that madness, with a solid Barça, without giving away behind and very effective. Lozano led the way and on his third attempt he scored the goal, in a cut of the ball and Didac’s pass from the goal, poking the ball into the net with his left foot in the 15th minute. Before the break, Pito doubled the lead.
Sporting left touched, but with the same score as last year, they turned to be champions. The Portuguese plan suffered a serious setback with only 30 seconds left, with a tremendous pass from Ortiz to Ferrao, from box to box, for the Brazilian’s 3-0. The Sporting Guitta goalkeeper was quick to give his men superiority, but Velasco’s men were strong behind.
It was not Zicky’s day, nor Matos, Erick or Cardinal, Barça dominated without fissures, also when seven minutes from the end the rival switched to goalkeeper-player. There, Didac made it 4-0 from his goal, for a long and well-deserved celebration on the Latvian parquet of a four-time champion Barça, one behind Inter.