Barcelona face 'Spanish' Dinamo in final
Saturday, 28 April 2012 08:43
FC Barcelona will aim to lift the UEFA Futsal Cup at the first attempt when they stage Sunday's final in Lleida but MFK Dinamo Moskva's Spanish coach Faustino Pérez is plotting their downfall.
FC Barcelona will aim to lift the UEFA Futsal Cup at the first attempt when they stage Sunday's final in Lleida but MFK Dinamo Moskva's Spanish coach Faustino Prez is plotting their downfall.
by Paul Safferfrom Lleida E-mail Print Compatriots Marc Carmona (left) and Faustino Prez share a joke at the pre-final press conference Sportsfile Tournament statistics Dinamo MoskvaBarcelona Goals scored3 ?5 Goal attempts13 ?11 Attempts off target9 ?20 Corners6 ?9 Fouls committed4 ?2 Yellow cards1 ?3 Red cards0 ?0 More Standings Matches 29 April 2012 Dinamo Moskva?1-3?BarcelonaAll matches ??Published: Saturday 28 April 2012, 15.43CETBarcelona face 'Spanish' Dinamo in finalFC Barcelona will aim to lift the UEFA Futsal Cup at the first attempt when they stage Sunday's final in Lleida but MFK Dinamo Moskva's Spanish coach Faustino Prez is plotting their downfall.
Read moreFC Barcelona will aim to lift the UEFA Futsal Cup at the first time of asking when they stage Sunday's final against MFK Dinamo Moskva in Lleida, but compatriot Faustino Prez is plotting their downfall.Spanish sides won five of the first ten finals of this competition and it was Prez who actually triumphed in the inaugural two in 2002 and 2003 at the helm of Playas de Castelln, his team including the man who will captain Barcelona on Sunday, Javi Rodrguez.
Barcelona have performed superbly on their debut European campaign, and the Pavell Barris Nord will be packed with their fans again for the final, but Dinamo are not lacking in experience, several of their team having won this trophy in Murcia five years ago.Barcelona showed their worth with a fine 5-1 defeat of Sporting Clube de Portugal on Friday, and as they attempt to add one of the few European trophies missing for the famed club, coach Marc Carmona said: "This will be the most important match in Bara's futsal history.
We have played important matches in the past but this one will full of emotion for our fans."Dinamo overcame Marca Futsal 3-0 even without the hero of the 2007 final, Pula, who will return from suspension on Sunday, but Prez said of the other last-four game: "I think that we all have seen and agree that Barcelona were superior [to Sporting] from start to finish; they showed ambition and got the reward they deserved.
There were only azulgrana colours for the entire match."While Dinamo's noisy section of 200 fans will not be able to dominate vocally on Sunday as they did in the semi-final, Prez is expecting "an even match" and had a special tribute to former Spain skipper Rodrguez.
"I think he's a special case, he started late in futsal and will end late," he said.
"He's a model professional and a complete player."Carmona, whose rapport with Prez was clear at the pre-final press conference, mused: "Tino knows what we are going to do on Sunday because we have been playing like this for two years."It will be important to score first but it will not be all.
I think that Spanish teams have an advantage over the majority of the European teams if we take into account the tactical knowledge but this Dinamo side are the most Spanish team outside the Spanish league, because of Tino, because of the players that have played in Spain and because you saw on Friday the similarity with the best Spanish teams."We played well on Friday with and without the ball but my players are aware that it will now be more demanding.
[Dinamo] are a better team, individually and collectively.
We have to be even better than against Sporting." Related ItemsMarca, Sporting want bronzeBarcelona delight CarmonaLozano wants Bara partyDinamo 'had no doubts'Bara surge past SportingDinamo reach fourth finalVilla, Xavi back futsal bidDownload the Lleida programmeI think that Spanish teams have an advantage over the majority of the European teams if we take into account the tactical knowledge but this Dinamo side are the most Spanish team outside the Spanish leagueMarc Carmona, Barcelona coach