Palma turns to the Champions League

Last October, Palma arrived in Belgium with the illusion of the rookie. It was his debut in the Champions League, and he was in the “group of death” in the first phase. Three teams of four passed by, and the Balearics They hoped to achieve ticket…and they did it in the best possible way: as leaders of your group. Now in this Elite Round, the qualifying format is very different. Of the four teams (there are four groups), only the first will advance to the Final Four to be held in May next year. The good for him Palm is that it will localsince the matches of his group will be played in Son Moix, while the barcacurrent champion, will do so in Croatia.

“It’s the week more important of our history”, they tell from Palma. And they are preparing it as such. The forecast is that the pavilion is full for the three matches of Palma Futsal and live a week that could be unforgettable, in a venue that is going to change its aesthetics to dress like Champions and with a club dedicated to an event that intends to make it an experience beyond sports and to be a social event. Croatian Novo Vrijeme, Slovenian Dobovec and Polish Piast Gliwice will be their rivals (see table with parties).

Spanish teamsWednesday 23Thursday 24Saturday 26
PalmDobovec, 20:15, IB3Piast Gliwice, 20:15, IB3Novo Vrijeme, 20:15, IB3
boatUnited Galati, 17:30, Sports3Anderlecht, 5:30 p.m., Sports3Pula, 20:30, Sports3

“The motivation it is very high. They may not sound like strong teams by name, but it’s not like that. They will be three very tough rivals and we hope that Son Moix will be a fortress”, Dani Saldise told AS. The Palm it is debutante in the competition, but they have players like the Navarrese who already have experience in the tournament. Also, at home they still haven’t lost this season, and the last one to visit was the Barca, leader in the League and current champion of almost everything (except the Copa del Rey), which fell. “That also gave us confidence, but you have to go with humility and with your feet on the ground.. The club on a social level is moving in a spectacular way and this will be a party. Hopefully I can achieve the goal ”, Saldise adds. Since Monday, the players are all concentrated in the same hotel, despite having their homes next door.

El Palma, before a historic event


El Palma, before a historic event@PalmaFutsal

For his part, he barca will fight for the goal of return to another Final Four in Croatia. Romanian Galati, Belgian Anderlecht and Croatian Pula (fans) will be their rivals. The blaugrana are clearly favourites, but they arrive after a league bump, despite being leaders, after adding just one point from the last six. “We are favorites and everything that is not passing would be a failure. The defeat in Palma and the draw at home against Jaén are a wake-up call and a warning for everyone. Now comes the moment of truth. The Champions League is the number one goal.” says the coach of the Catalans, Jesús Velasco, who will have the entire squad, including Pito and Ferrao, at his disposal. The ‘illusion’ of Palma and the ‘obligation’ of Barçawith a common challenge: to be among the four best teams in Europe.

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