MFK Dinamo Moskva, MFK Viz-Sinara Ekaterinburg and ElPozo Murcia FS will all enter Tuesday's UEFA Futsal Cup Elite round draw in good heart off the back of promising domestic form.
That trio along with Kairat Almaty have been seeded into the last 16 of the tournament, just one round from April's final four. Holders Dinamo and 2006/07 Russian runners-up Viz-Sinara have been in Super League action for some time, and it is the reigning champions who lead the way again. Dinamo continued their unbeaten start this weekend as they won 7-3 and 7-5 at MFK Spartak Shelkovo. Joan and Sirilo both scored twice in the first game and Joan managed a hat-trick the next day. Dinamo are two points clear at the top, but second-placed MFK Tyumen have two games in hand having won all eight of their fixtures. Viz-Sinara are two further points back in third after drawing 2-2 and winning 10-3 at MFK Dina Moskva.
The Spanish División de Honor started at the weekend, and title-holders Murcia were given a tough test at Benicarló Onda Urbana. Wilde struck twice in the first two minutes and Bacaro Vinicius swiftly made it 3-0. But Valença, David and Tete ensured the half-time score was all-square and Isco put the home team ahead before Ciço equalised and Wilde won the game 5-4 in the last minute with his hat-trick goal. Unlike the Russian league, the Spanish league is decided by an eight-team end of season play-off. Kairat begin the defence of their Kazakhstani title on 29 September and the UEFA Futsal Cup Elite round runs from 13-21 October.
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