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Dinamo and Kairat renew rivalry

Sunday's final will be the fifth meeting between MFK Dinamo and Kairat Almaty. UEFA.com looks back at their encounters including games where players met their future employers.

Kairat Almaty celebrate after beating Dinamo in 2009
Kairat Almaty celebrate after beating Dinamo in 2009 ©Sportsfile

Few teams have met more often in the UEFA Futsal Cup than MFK Dinamo and Kairat Almaty but Sunday's encounter in Tbilisi will be their first in the final itself. UEFA.com looks back at their previous fixtures, only one of which was in neutral territory.

2005/06 semi-final first leg: Kairat 0-3 Dinamo (Almaty)
Kairat's debut European campaign ended in the 2004/05 first qualifying round but the following season they were a revelation, making headline news in Kazakhstan as they reached the semi-finals to face the previous season's runners-up. A 3,900 crowd packed the Baluan Sholak Sport Palace but Dinamo proved too strong and Tatú was among the scorers against a Kairat side containing current coach Cacau.

2005/06 semi-final second leg: Dinamo 5-2 Kairat, agg 8-2 (Moscow)
Dinamo welcomed Kairat back to their Druzhba Sports Hall, and eased into their second straight final. Cacau did pull Kairat back to 1-1 late in the first half but Tatú and Pavel Kobzar both struck in the second period. Cirilo was also in the Dinamo side while Gustavo, who had kept goal for Kairat in the first leg against his future club, was dismissed from the bench against his future club.

Dinamo's consolation
Dinamo's consolation©Sportsfile

2007/08 third-place play-off: Kairat 0-5 Dinamo (Moscow)
Dinamo took the title in their third straight final in 2006/07 but a year later, hosting the event in their new Krylatskoe Sport Palace home, were deposed by Murcia FS on penalties in the semis while Kairat lost to eventual winners MFK Sinara Ekaterinburg. There was consolation for Dinamo with a comfortable third-place play-off victory, Tatú keeping up his good run against Kairat with a double penalty. Cirilo also scored along with future Kairat player Joan. Gustavo and Cacau again lined up for Kairat; Dinamo had Aleksei Popov in goal and Kobzar and Pula playing too.

2008/09 third-place play-off: Kairat 1-0 Dinamo (Ekaterinburg)
Again these sides lost in the semi-finals 12 months later but this time it was Kairat's turn to take bronze, a second-minute goal all they needed as Gustavo kept a clean sheet and Cacau started. Dinamo had Aleksandr Fukin, Kobzar, Pula, Tatú and Cirilo while Popov was on the bench.

Cirilo celebrates his equaliser
Cirilo celebrates his equaliser©Konstantin Molchanov

2011/12 elite round: Kairat 2-2 Dinamo (Moscow)
Going into the decider in their elite round group, Kairat needed a win to pip the holders. Fernandinho scored for Dinamo after 94 seconds, but although Leo missed a penalty, Fumasa levelled not long past the interval and with two minutes to go, Alexandre Moraes edged Kairat in front with Pula having been sent off. However, their dreams were shattered as just 30 seconds from the end, Cirilo equalised to send Dinamo to the finals, where they were runners-up for the third time.