BOLA – Portugal beats Paraguay and qualifies for the final of the Intercontinental Final (Futsal)

Portugal beat Paraguay 2-1 in the first semi-final of the Intercontinental Final – the different semi-final will pit Spain and Argentina in opposition to one another and shall be performed this Thursday, beginning at 11:45 p.m. – which runs till Sunday coming. , in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Despite having some supremacy in the first half, the Selection by no means managed to deliver out the finest offensive performs and, consequently, fell quick of the scoring possibilities it normally creates. At the identical time, Paraguay, along with defending effectively, additionally managed to interrupt out a number of occasions on the counterattack, creating issues for the nationwide protection.

Until, in the seventeenth minute, and after a service from Arnaldo Báez, António Ozuna, at the far publish, deflected on time and opened the scoring for the South Americans.

A second half was wanted in the picture of the actual worth of Portugal, world champion and two-time European champion, and this want turned out to be… a actuality. Jorge Braz’s males intensified the stress, elevated the high quality of the definition in the offensive course of and, with that, the flip in the scoreboard ended up coming naturally. And justice, add it.

The tie got here in the twenty ninth minute, via Pany Varela, who after receiving a go from Tomás Paçó, completed off a cross into the higher left nook of the opposing objective. What was performed in principle could be the most troublesome, and observe, quickly after, would verify it.

Just 4 minutes later, after a service from Afonso Jesus, Erick Mendonça hit the left publish of Giovanni González’s objective, however on the rebound the ball hit the Paraguayan goalkeeper in the face and hidden at the backside of the web. With a bit of happiness in the combine, it is a truth, Portugal had been advancing. Barely, there it’s.

From there till the finish there was a slight enhance in manufacturing from Paraguay, who had been naturally wanting for an equaliser, however Portugal at all times knew the best way to defend effectively, closing ranks once they needed to – particularly in the final 4 minutes , roughly, when the South American group opted for the 5×4-, thus guaranteeing solely a restricted victory, however which, above all, confirms the presence of the Quinas group in the final of the first version of the Intercontinental Final, a contest fruit of a collaboration between UEFA and CONMEBOL and through which two European groups (Portugal and Spain) and two South American groups (Paraguay and Argentina) are current.

With this victory, Portugal secured the passport to the grand final of the competitors, which can happen subsequent Sunday, at 20:45 (Portuguese time), additionally at Parque Roca, in Buenos Aires (Argentina). The National Team’s rival will then emerge from the winner of the different semi-final, which shall be performed this Thursday, between Spain and Argentina (11.45pm).

Remember the sport movie:

End of match! Portugal 2 Paraguay 1.

Minute 40: Arnaldo Báez’s lengthy shot, over the crossbar.

Minute 38: highly effective shot by Hugo Martínez, with the ball passing simply over the left publish of the objective defended by André Sousa.

Minute 37: Fifth foul dedicated by Portugal.

Paraguay opts for the 5×4, with Júlio Mareco taking part in the function of ahead goalkeeper. There are 4 minutes and 20 seconds left in the sport.

36 minutes: Time-out requested by Carlos Chilavert, Paraguay coach.

Minute 35: a go from Arnaldo Báez and Richard Rejala, utterly alone and with all the pieces to attain, hits the left publish of the nationwide objective.

Minute 35: direct free kick by Pedro Pascotini, however the highly effective shot of the Paraguayan 14 has been blocked by a cautious save by André Sousa.

Minute 35: Fourth foul dedicated by Portugal.

Minute 34: Third foul dedicated by Paraguay.

Minute 34: Francisco Martínez, from a direct free kick, shoots barely over the crossbar of André Sousa’s objective.

Minute 34: Yellow card to Afonso Jesús.

Minute 34: Third foul dedicated by Portugal.

Minute 33: Portugal’s objective! Throw-in from Afonso Jesus, Erick Mendonça deflects, first, and sends the ball to the publish, however on the rebound, the ball hits the head of Giovanni González and enters the objective of Paraguay. The flip is confirmed on the scoreboard. 2-1

Minute 32: Yellow card to Erick Mendonça.

Minute 32: Second foul dedicated by Portugal.

Minute 29: In response, Arnaldo Báez tries his luck, however the shot goes over the crossbar of André Sousa’s objective.

Minute 29: Portugal’s objective! Tomás Paçó and Pany Varela’s go, with a cross shot, in the high left nook of the Paraguayan objective, restores equality on the scoreboard. 1-1

Minute 28: Excellent particular person work by Zicky Té, with the shot of the nationwide quantity 6, along with his proper foot, going barely over the crossbar.

Minute 27: Bruno Coelho’s left-footed shot places Giovanni González in a two-time save.

Minute 24: Bruno Coelho’s foul and João Matos diverts it, near the objective, however the ball took loads of top and one other likelihood to equalize was missed.

Minute 24: Second foul dedicated by Paraguay.

Minute 22: Substitution of Afonso Jesus and Silvestre Ferreira, in the middle of the space, barely handle to divert the objective.

Minute 22: First foul dedicated by Paraguay.

Minute 21: First foul dedicated by Portugal.

Start of the second half!

Ungrateful outcome from Portugal at half time. But that is accepted, he emphasizes. It is true that the National Team has assumed larger management of the operations, has had extra possession of the ball and has performed extra time in the center of the opposing discipline, however additionally it is no much less true that the creativity in the final third of the court docket has been under. which is regular for the nook group.

For this cause, it should be added, the possibilities of scoring haven’t been that far, to which should be added the high quality of Paraguay’s technique. The South Americans, maybe additionally as a result of of the respect they’ve in Portugal, defend fairly far again, however successfully, it should be added. In addition, the Paraguayans have taken benefit of fast transitions and set items with relative hazard. It was, in truth, after a throw-in that Paraguay scored, when António Ozuna, in the seventeenth minute, gave the finest follow-up to Arnaldo Báez’s go and scored the solely objective of the first half .

Jorge Braz will, of course, appropriate what shouldn’t be proper throughout the break, in order that, in the complementary stage, Portugal can enhance their offensive charges and, on this manner, handle to reverse the course of occasions to succeed in victory and the subsequent classification for the final of this Intercontinental Final.

To break! Portugal 0 Paraguay 1.

Minute 20: Fourth foul dedicated by Portugal.

Minute 20: Throw-in by Afonso Jesús, with a deflection by Hugo Martínez who takes the ball to the crossbar of the Paraguayan objective.

20 minutes: Free time requested by Jorge Braz, coach of Portugal.

Minute 20: Excellent play by Afonso Jesus down the left lane, help in the middle of the space, the place Silvestre Ferreira appeared to attempt for the objective, however Richard Rejala, in a final ditch effort, managed to get forward and hold out larger issues to their goalkeeper. .

Minute 19: André Sousa, on the objective line, prevents Paraguay’s second, after a deflection by Richard Rejala.

Minute 18: Third foul dedicated by Portugal.

Minute 18: Hugo Martínez received the deflection after a go from Pany Varela and virtually betrayed his goalkeeper. The ball has gone over the publish of Giovanni González.

Minute 17: Paraguay scores! The lateral substitution of Arnaldo Báez and António Ozuna, at the far publish, made it 0-1.

quarter-hour: Free time requested by Carlos Chilavert, Paraguay coach.

Minute 15: Pany Varela, on the left facet, tries his luck, however the cross shot goes into the facet netting of the Paraguayan objective.

Minute 15: Fourth foul dedicated by Paraguay.

13 minutes: Incredible defeat of Paraguay! Assisted by Hugo Martínez and Richard Rejala, with the objective broad open, with André Sousa on the floor, he finishes subsequent to the proper publish.

Minute 12: Direct foul by Tomás Paçó, with the shot of quantity 3 of the nook group leaving with loads of energy, however over the crossbar.

Minute 12: Third foul dedicated by Paraguay.

Minute 10: Nice run by Zicky Té from the proper, cross shot in the space of ​​the second publish, the place Mário Freitas, at a brief distance, barely manages to deflect the objective.

Minute 8: Arnaldo Báez, with a frontal shot, forces André Sousa to make a superb save.

Minute 7: Second foul dedicated by Portugal.

Minute 6: Second foul dedicated by Paraguay.

Minute 5: Silvestre Ferreira’s shot, on the edge of the space, giving Paraguay a providential deflection that prevented the ball from heading in direction of the objective.

Minute 5: Good alternative for Paraguay, and after a rebound, Júlio Mareco’s shot was blocked by a great intervention by André Sousa.

Minute 4: Long shot by André Coelho, with the ball going very near the proper publish of Giovanni González’s objective.

3 minutes: First foul dedicated by Portugal.

3 minutes: First foul dedicated by Paraguay.

Start of the match!

Paraguay (beginning 5): Giovanni González, Arnaldo Baez, Cholo Salas ÇFrancisco Martínez and Pedro Pascotini

Substitutes: Igor Insfrán, Alan Rojas, Júlio Mareco, Alcides Giménez, Iván González, António Ozuna, Richard Rejala, Hugo Martínez and Aldo Amarilla

Coach: Carlos Chilavert

Portugal (beginning 5): André Sousa, Erick Mendonça, João Matos ÇBruno Coelho and Pany Varela

Substitutes: Edu Sousa, André Coelho, Tomás Paçó, Afonso Jesus, Fábio Cecílio, Zicky Té, Hugo Neves, Mário Freitas and Silvestre Ferreira

Coach: Jorge Braz

Referees: Henry Gutiérrez (Bolivia) and Ricardo Messa (Brazil)

There are already groups!

Portugal, world champion and two-time European champion, goals to win one other title, one thing that, if it occurs, will even be engraved in golden letters in the historical past of world indoor soccer, since it’s the first version of this Intercontinental Final. And this shall be, and solely, a extra motivating issue for the Selection.

This is the first version of this competitors, the outcome of a collaboration established between UEFA and CONMEBOL, and for this cause two groups from Europe (Portugal and Spain) and two from South America shall be represented. (Paraguay and Argentina). The occasion takes place, between immediately and subsequent Sunday, at Parque Roca, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is a final 4 format, with the draw dictating Portugal-Paraguay (immediately, at 9pm) and Spain-Argentina (additionally immediately, however at 11.45pm) in the semi-finals. The winners of each matches will naturally qualify for the final, which can happen subsequent Sunday at 20:45 (Portuguese time). Before that, there’ll nonetheless be the third and 4th place match, which can also be scheduled for Sunday, however at 6:00 p.m.

Portugal face Paraguay tonight (9pm), in a match associated to the semi-finals of the Intercontinental Final. BOLA on-line will comply with intently all the occasions of the match and, as you already know, expensive reader: include us, you’re half of our beginning group!

Good night time!


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