Hard work and well deserved (3-1)
Barça’s Futsal team had to work hard for their fully deserved 3-1 win over Talavera in the fourth game of the league season, but the win puts an end to the two game losing streak and should give the team a boost for their upcoming games.
Talavera defended well, but needed the help of the woodwork on more than one occasion to survive
the first half level, as Barça laid siege to their goal. Carmona’s team had opened the
scoring early on, but Talavera hit back with an equaliser and it wasn’t until two second half
goals from Wilde and Javi Rodriguez that Barça could be sure of the points.
Torras opens the scoring
It had all looked like it would be so much easier for Barça when Jordi
Torras opened the scoring after just three minutes, but even as the hosts dominated, Talavera hit
them with a sucker punch, equalising from a free kick. The visitors then went back into their shell
and Barça were all out attack, with Chico and Igor both rattling the woodwork and Talavera’s
keeper Jesus Herrero putting in some great stops. It seemed incredible, but somehow, the teams went
in level at the break.
Wilde and Igor in charge
The second period followed the same pattern, with Wilde hitting the
post with the first action of the half. Igor was really showing his class now, with a series of
clever moves and long range shots, but it wasn’t his day to score -that fell to Wilde who put
away the rebound after an Ari Santos shot from wide had come back off the bar to end his own
personal goal drought –nearly 80 minutes without scoring.
Talavera were now forced to come forward more as they groped for an equaliser, but Cristian
looked solid and captain Javi Rodriguez ended their hopes after Wilde set him up to make it 3-1.
This was a hard won, but well deserved victory for the team, which should serve as a real
boost for them after their last two disappointing results.
FC BARCELONA, 3
OID TALAVERA, 1
FC Barcelona (1+2): Cristian, Jordi Torras (1), Ari Santos, Saad, Wilde (1)
–starting five-, Chico, Javi Rodríguez (1), Lin, Carlos, Igor and Paco Sedano.
OID Talavera (1+0): Jesús Herrero, De la Cuerda (1), Marcelinho, Justo Cáceres,
Riquer –starting five-, Kel, Nando, Chispa, Nacho Gil, Nacho Gómez, Juan Puertas and Jesús
Goals: 1-0, Torras (2’); 1-1, De la Cuerda (3’); 2-1, Wilde
(30’); 3-1, Javi Rodríguez (35’).
Referees: Felipe and Gereta. No cards
Palau Blaugrana. 1,863 spectators.