Palma takes the first step

The dream of Palma is very much alive. The Balearic Islands, in their first participation in the Champions League, continue to play as if they were a veteran team. After succeeding in the previous phase, He also made his debut in this Elite Round with a resounding victory (8-2) against the Slovenian Dobovec in Son Moix to the delight of his fans. As soon as they got the ticket to this phase last month, from Palma they began to take steps to host the next round, and they succeeded.

Now, with four teams, the first will go to the Final Four next May. There are three obstacles: Dobovec, already overcome, the Polish Piast Gliwice, today’s rival, and the Croatian Novo Vrijeme, on Saturday. It may not be necessary to win all three to access the Final Four, but it is the challenge, as Dani Saldise told AS in the preview. Despite the bulky score, Palma had a hard time in the first half, and went down twice: 0-1 and 1-2. The good thing is that the reaction to both goals was immediate. Chaguinha, author of the 3-2 that turned the game around, was the one who supported the team in the worst moments and in the second half they showed their superiority. The aforementioned Chaguinha, with a brace, like Cleber, along with Tayebi, Rivillos, Mancuso and Moslem were the scorers. This Thursdaya key duel against Gliwice, who also started with a win (1-4) in the same group.

A great Barcelona. In the opening four minutes, Matheus scored three times against Romania’s United Galati to pave the way for the reigning European champions in their fight for a spot in the Final Four in Croatia. After a brilliant start, despite the fact that Galati came to draw in a mirage (1-1), the Barça team slowed down slightly. Despite this, they demanded the goalkeeper Tonita on multiple occasions, and extended the lead before the break through Ortiz and Marcenio. The second half was formality, with Jesús Velasco reserving players and distributing the minutes, and although the Romanians scored 5-2, Adolfo was in charge of scoring the sixth. His next duel will be against Anderelecht, the strongest rival and that yesterday defeated the host Pula (2-3).

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Matheus puts Barça’s triumph on track

In the initial four minutes, Matheus scored three goals against Romanian United Galati that paved the way for the defending European champions in their fight for a spot in the Final Four in Croatia. After a brilliant start, despite the fact that Galati came to draw in a mirage (1-1), the Barça team slowed down slightly. Despite this, he demanded the goalkeeper Tonita on multiple occasions, and extended the advantage before the break through the mediation of Ortiz and Marcenio in two collective actions. The second half was formality, with Jesús Velasco reserving players and distributing the minutes, and although the Romanians scored 5-2, Adolfo was in charge of scoring the sixth and final goal. This Thursday he will have his biggest test in this group against Anderlecht, of which he is a clear favourite. Only the first classified will be in the Final Four next year (check here the results of the four groups).

Spanish teamsWednesday 23Thursday 24Saturday 26
PalmDobovec: 8-2Piast Gliwice, 20:15, IB3Novo Vrijeme, 20:15, IB3
barcaUnited Galati: 6-2Anderlecht, 5:30 p.m., Esports3Pula, 20:30, Eports3

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