Victory in the Champions League final over Almaty Kairat of Kazakhstan places the lions in the history of European futsal. Cavinato and Merlim scored the goals of the green and white triumph.
Sporting registered its name in the history of European futsal this Sunday. Almaty Kairat had everything to win the title because he played in their hometown and country [Kazakhstan], but a great clawed lion took the best. The Alvalade emblem won 2-1 and won the Champions League, the first of its history.
After seeing him flee the European championship title in the last two years – he lost twice to Ricardinho’s Inter Movistar in the final – Sporting knew that in the third game everything would have to be different. And it was…
In a very balanced first half, only in the second half did the goals appear. Soon to open the second half of regulation time, Cardinal watched Cavinato for the first goal of the training coached by Nuno Dias.
Five minutes later, Merlin filled his right foot and struck Kairat’s goal. With two goals to the advantage, there was a natural retreat from the lions. The Kairat wanted to reverse the course of events and three minutes from the end managed to reduce, through Douglas Junior.
However, the day was Sporting, the day was Portugal! After Benfica in 2010, a Portuguese team returns to climb to the highest place in European futsal. Sporting is European champions in title.