Barça 2-4 Betis: Defeat on Ferrão's return

Barça 2-4 Betis: Defeat on Ferrão's return

The Brazilian comes back after an eight month absence due to injury but Betis spoil the day with victory in the Palau

The Barça futsal side were unable to celebrate the return of Ferrão after eight months out due to injury with a win as Betis took a 4-2 victory in the Palau Blaugrana. The defeat means that Jesús Velasco's team have a little less wriggle room if they want to remain in top spot in the league for the regular season. 

Ferrão returns 

Almost 4,000 fans were packed into the Palau to see the return of Ferrão to action after a serious Achilles injury in preseason.  The Brazilian wore the captain's armband for the day but he could not stop Betis from taking the lead as early as the fourth minute. 

Barça rallied and Erick made it 1-1 after eight minutes before Ferrão marked his return with a well taken goal on 12 minutes to put the home side ahead. Nevertheless, Betis levelled things up just a minute later with Rafa López making it 2-2 at half time. 

Debut for Roger Garcia

At 16 years and 38 days, Roger Garcia became the youngest ever player to represent the Barça futsal team in the second half, just a month after his debut for the B team. However, he and his team mates could not stop Betis from forging ahead in the game to make it 3-2 in the 21st minute via Carrasco's goal. Coelho's dismissal made life even more difficult for the blaugranes and it was no surprise when Rafa López made it 4-2 to Betis on 32 minutes to close out the win for the visitors. 



Barça: 2
Betis: 4

Barça: Feixas, Antonio, Touré, Matheus and Ferrao - starting five - Erick, Catela, Lozano, Adolfo,Coelho, Roger, Kokoro and Dídac.

Betis: Molina, Piqueras, Lin, Pablo Muñoz and Gustavao - starting five - Lemine, Pablo Otero, Roger, Rafa López, Lucas Díaz, Ivi, Carrasco, Povea and Raúl.

Goals: 0-1, Lin (min. 4); 1-1, Erick (min. 8); 2-1, Ferrao (min. 12); 2-2, Rafa López (min. 13); 2-3, Carrasco (min. 21); 2-4, Rafa López (min. 32).


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