Whatever happened yesterday at the Palacio de los Deportes de Son Moix, the second match of the final of the Spanish futsal league was going to end in a sporting feat. That of Palma Futsal, forcing the possibility of achieving the first championship in its history in the third game against the almighty Barça, or that of the Catalan team lifting its fourth title in an almost perfect season.
Finally it was the azulgranas who did not give rise to the dream of the islanders and added the league to the list of winners this season, already adorned with a Spanish Super Cup, a Spanish Cup and a Champions League. Only the Copa del Rey was elusive. Barça revalidated the title that it already won last year against Levante, another candidate to discuss the power of the big three, and they did it brilliantly, notably improving the sensations compared to last year.
The arrival of Jesús Velasco on the bench and Carlos Ortiz as the extension of the coach on the track, ended up giving the excellent Catalan squad the definitive leap in quality to become the team to beat both in Spain and in Europe.
On the bitter side of the feat this time was Palma Futsal, who came close to the first major title in their history but, as happened in the Spanish Super Cup, they were left with honey on their lips because of Barça. At least the Balearic side will have the consolation of playing in the Champions League next year for the first time in its history.
If two years ago it was Viña Albali Valdepeñas that discussed the glory of a whole Movistar Inter and last year Levante was the one that was able to snatch success from Barça, the island team has starred in the third attempt to sign a feat that sooner or later will come . If in recent years Jaén Paraíso Interior achieved it twice in the Spanish Cup, seeing these last finals it is clear that it is not at all crazy that it ends up happening in the league as well, although with the best-of-several-games format it is much more complicated.
But for the moment the greats, in this case Barcelona, continue to assert their history or their experience to prevail in decisive moments. The level record of this season was of no use, with two Balearic victories in the regular phase of the league, and two Barça victories, in the final of the Spanish Super Cup and in the first game of this series.
At the beginning of the game it was noted that for the first time there was something definitive at stake. In ten minutes there was struggle and tension, charging both teams with fouls, but hardly any chances. It was not until the middle of the first act that hostilities broke out and a constant exchange of blows began. Twice the locals went ahead, through Higor and Nunes, but both times Sergio Lozano tied.
After the break, which was reached with the score even, the battle for each meter continued, but also the arrivals of one and the other. Moments of prominence of the goalkeepers, both Didac and Fabio were stellar. Only Pito, in a bad rebound in the local area, could unbalance the scoreboard and begin to decide the match. With Palma already playing from five, Dyego took advantage of the unguarded goal to score the final 2-4, which put the icing on the cake of the league and a spectacular season for Barça.