Meet the UEFA Futsal Champions League finalists: Barça vs Sporting CP
Saturday, 30 April 2022
It is a rematch of a thrilling final from last year as once again Barça meet Sporting CP for the title on Sunday.
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Barça will take on Sporting CP in Sunday's UEFA Futsal Champions League final at Arena Riga, a rematch of the decider from 12 months ago in Zadar.
Finals schedule: Matches at Arena Riga
Friday 29 April:
ACCS Asnières Villeneuve 92 2-6 Sporting CP
Benfica 4-5 Barça (aet)
Sunday 1 May:
ACCS Asnières Villeneuve 92 vs Benfica (14:00 CET)
Barça vs Sporting CP (17:00 CET)
Local time in Riga is 1 hour ahead of CET
- Sporting beat Barça 4-3 in a thrilling 2021 final in Zadar after trailing 2-0, but the Blaugrana won 5-3 in the 2015 semi-final in Lisbon and 5-1 in the 2012 semi-final in Lleida.
Road to the finals
Main round Group 3 winners (W5-1 vs Viten Orsha, W9-2 vs Levante, W7-1 vs Kauno Žalgiris),
Elite round Group C winners (W8-2 vs Dobovec, W8-4 vs Halle-Gooik, W3-1 vs Plzeň)
Semi-final: W5-4aet vs Benfica
Top scorers: Ferrao 7
Previous best: winners (2012, 2014, 2020)
2020/21: runners-up (L3-4 vs Sporting CP)
In brief: In their sixth final in 11 seasons.
2021: L3-4 vs Sporting CP, Zadar
2020: W2-1 vs Murcia, Barcelona
2015: L2-3 vs Kairat, Lisbon
2014: W5-2aet vs FC Dynamo, Baku
2012: W3-1 vs FC Dynamo, Lleida
Road to the final
Main round Group 2 winners (W4-3 vs ACCS, W8-1 vs Atyrau, W6-1 vs Dobovec)
Elite round Group B winners (W3-1 vs Olmissum, W8-2 vs Hovocubo, D1-1 vs Sinara Ekaterinburg)
Semi-final: W6-2 vs ACCS
Top scorer: Diego Cavinato 10
Previous best: winners (2019, 2021)
2020/21: winners (W4-3 vs Barça)
In brief: Won the rebranded UEFA Futsal Champions League in two of its first three seasons with a squad containing several players who won UEFA Futsal EURO 2018 and the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup with Portugal.
2021: W4-3 vs Barça, Zadar
2019: W2-1 vs Kairat, Almaty
2018: L2-5 vs Inter FS, Zaragoza
2017: L0-7 vs Inter FS, Almaty
2011: L2-5 vs Montesilvano, Almaty
The final tournament had four teams from 2006/07 to 2019/20 and eight teams in 2001/02 and 2020/21. A two-legged final was played from 2002/03 to 2005/06, with two-legged semi-finals held in the last of those four seasons.