ElPozo Murcia Costa Calida will play the qualifiers for the title of the First Division of futsal after tying a two-goal deficit on the last day against Industrias Santa Coloma (2-2)banished to ninth place due to the combination of results.
The last league day, in a unified schedule, was one of its hottest spots in Santa Coloma, with the face to face of two of the four teams involved in the fight for the last three tickets for the qualifying rounds for the title, ElPozo Murcia Costa Cálida (sixth, with 42 points) and Industrias (eighth, with 41). Both teams had an eye on the other two teams involved, Jaén Paraíso Interior (ninth, with 41 points), which visited the already relegated Pescados Rubén Burela, and Ribera Navarra (seventh, with 42), which received at home a Levante with nothing at stake.
The match in Santa Coloma started in an unbeatable way for Javi Rodríguez’s pupils, who took the lead on the scoreboard thanks to Tomas Drahovsky’s strike (1-0, min.2). Despite the insistence of the Catalan team, Juanjo’s reflexes between the posts and the collective effort of the defense kept the visitors at a minimum disadvantage at half-time.. Diego Giustozzi’s men deserved to equalize after the break – through Darío, Felipe Valerio and Alberto García – but they crashed against goalkeeper Borja Puerta, before David Álvarez extended the lead for Industrias Santa Coloma (2-0, min. 27).
ElPozo Murcia drew strength from weakness to equalize the match with goals from Marcel (2-1, min.31) and Fernando (2-2, min.33), which led to Javi Rodríguez’s commitment to take out the goalkeeper-player in the final minutes. A power outage in the pavilion forced the match to be stopped momentarily, and after the restart the Catalan team unsuccessfully searched for the winning goal.
In this way, with the victory of Jaén Paraíso Interior against Pescados Rubén Burela (1-6) and of Ribera Navarra against Levante (6-3), ElPozo Murcia Costa Cálida finished the regular season in eighth position and will face first-placed Barça in the first round of the title qualifiers.
Betis saves itself on the horn
Betis Futsal has achieved permanence in Primera this Saturday thanks to its narrow victory (6-5) over Manzanares Quesos El Hidalgo, in a match marked by the five goals scored by the Brazilian Cléber André Batista de Souza and the defeat of Fútbol Emotion Zaragoza in Palma de Mallorca (3-2).
A loss of the ball by Lin in a sensitive area caused the La Mancha team to take the lead before the third minute was up through Fits, the Brazilian pivot who collected a rebound from Sarmiento to score the first goal of a game that was played under the sign of tension almost from no angle.
Despite the early disadvantage, Betis Futsal did not change its slow game plan, aware that its direct rival, Fútbol Emotion Zaragozawas not able to get ahead in the Balearic lands and, therefore, continued to depend on himself, especially when Cléber immediately equalized thanks to a long right hand.
The Sevillian team dominated the central stretch of the first half, in which the cheese makers barely created any danger, and a steal by Guido in the offensive zone made it 2-1 for their captain, Rubén Cornejo, but a mistake in a quick throw-in He left Humberto alone in front of the goalkeeper, whom he beat with a chip on the edge of half-time. Cléber put the Betis team ahead from a corner in the first offensive action of the second period but Juanan Ruiz tied the action from the center kick and his teammate Humberto put the Ciudadrealeños ahead shortly after, after scrambling on the edge of the area .
In just twenty seconds, Cléber scored two consecutive goals to put the Betis ahead again, first with an impressive whip from fifteen meters and then, by completing a counterattack well conducted by Jackson, who divided the defense to leave him alone against Andrés Navarrese. Despite the fact that there was nothing at stake, Manzanares FS pushed to tie the match again through Antoñito, who finished off an assist from Fits, but a fifth goal from Cléber was still missing, scored from the goalmouth after an assist from Lin when there were less than Two minutes and he was already wearing the yellow shirt of the goalkeeper-player.
The people from La Mancha turned around in the final moments in which they still had two chances to tie at six, a shot against Cortés’ post and a ball that Bocao took at the line, but the scoreboard did not move again and Betis Futsal celebrated salvation when the match in Palma ended with a defeat of the direct rival from Zaragoza.