Cordoba, a World Heritage Site, is looking to make a splash this Wednesday against Palma Futsal (Son Moix, 21:00). In a demanding week of three matches, the Blanquiverdes, with the good taste in their mouths of last Saturday’s win against Jaén Paraíso Interior, face the Balearic team with nothing to lose and with the desire to cause a surprise on the court of one of the contenders for everything.
With only one defeat, the one in Murcia against ElPozo, Córdoba Futsal is sailing at a good pace in its fifth season in the elite of Spanish futsal. Sitting in a comfortable sixth place with 10 points, Josan González’s men are nine points ahead of Industrias Santa Coloma and Alzira, the two teams currently occupying the relegation places.
With the aim of staying up, this Wednesday’s appointment for Córdoba Futsal is to try to sink their teeth into a complicated track. In fact, in the previous four years, the Blanquiverdes never took anything positive out of Son Moix. Four visits, four defeats. In the fifth, they will try to make a splash against a Balearic team that lost to Jimbee Cartagena in the last round.
With two consecutive defeats, Palma Futsal hosts Cordoba, a World Heritage Site, with the idea of returning to winning ways and looking again towards a leadership that is in the hands of Barça, who have one more point in their locker. In this way, they would also break the dynamic of two consecutive defeats with which they come into the match against the Blanquiverdes.
Palma Futsal, which has Carlos Barrón from Cordoba in its ranks, has two strikers on its attacking front. Between Tayebi and Cléber, they have scored nine goals for a club that has four wins, the last one against Barça, an early match in the eighth round of the league championship. Since that victory, they have never smiled again.
For their part, Córdoba Futsal travels to Palma de Mallorca with Lucas Perin who is still plugged in at the start of the competition. The Brazilian has six goals, while Zequi has four. Two players to keep in mind for a Palma Futsal team that does not trust a Córdoba Futsal team that is playing at an excellent level at the start of the league.
The most negative thing at the beginning is the injuries. In addition to the absences of Mykytiuk, Miguel Kenji and Rafalillo, Arnaldo Báez will also be absent for Wednesday. The Paraguayan, with muscular discomfort, did not have minutes in last Saturday’s match against Jaén Paraíso Interior, despite being called up by Josan González. He will not travel to Palma de Mallorca so that he can be recovered for Saturday’s match against Ribera Navarra (Vista Alegre, 16:00).
Given the four important absences of the first team from Cordoba, Josan González adds more pieces to the Green and White squad with the presence of homegrown players Hugo, Miguel Carrillo and Rubén Sánchez. Depending on how the match goes at Son Moix, the coach could give them minutes against the powerful Balearic team.=
For his part, Josan González explained that they are going to Son Moix “with the intention of bringing the points”. “It’s very important that we are clear about the ambition that we are going to at the end of the game, to want to continue improving, with that focus and with that desire we are going to Palma”, said the coach from Ponta, who pointed out that “being in the game until the end” is key.