Ari Santos celebrating a goal / PHOTO: ARXIU FCB

This Tuesday Barça Alusport played in the semifinal of the King’s Cup and they were handed their semifinal matchup for the UEFA Futsal Cup on the same day. This Friday’s match, however, the Catalans will take on Lobelle Santiago in the Liga. Carmona and his men need to forget about the final of the King’s Cup and exclusively focus on the domestic competition, where the duel at the top of the table with ElPozo Murica, level on points, is sure to exactly a high mental and physical toll on the players for the rest of the season.

Repeat of the Spanish Cup final

The Palau Blaugrana will pit both the finalists of the Spanish Cup against each other. Three weeks ago, Barça Alusport and Lobelle Santiago faced off in a hard-fought final match in Logroño - which was decided in overtime by Wilde and Lozano. In that match, the Santiago side managed to draw level with Barça on two occasions. It’s a good warning to Carmona’s men as they attempt to secure the points tomorrow.

Neither Cristian nor Gabriel

Barça struggled in the first match of the season against Lobelle. The Catalans, however, won by 1-4. Marc Carmona will be without two key players on Friday; Cristian and Gabriel, both of whom helped Barça take the first game against Lobelle, will miss the match due to injury.