Laval tied with Benfica (2-2), on Wednesday, October 25, in the opening of the main round of the 2023-2024 UEFA Futsal Champions League in Slovenia.
Etoile Lavaloise MFC took promising first steps on the European scene as it competed against Portuguese club Benfica (2-2), winners of the 2010 edition, on Wednesday 25 October at the Sports Hall in Podcetretek (Slovenia). The two teams tied with the other two teams in Group D, Romanian United Galati and Slovenian Dubovic, who also shared points on the evening (3-3).
After the two teams hit their respective posts, Wasini Guerio passed to Nelson Lutin on the wing and he shot with his flat foot in the last minute of the first half (0-1, minute 20). The Mayina team took control at the beginning of the second half, and strengthened its advantage through Suhail Muhudin (main image, center)After a quick touch by Bilal El Bakkali (0-2, 27th). But Brazilian Vinicius Rocha reduced the gap (1-2, 33), before Afonso Jesus equalized at the far post (2-2, 36).
The main round continues tomorrow for Al-Maini against Dubovic (8:00 p.m.), before concluding on Saturday, October 28, against Galati (5:30 p.m.), followed by two matches. Live on Futsal Zone TV. The top three in the group will advance to the Elite Round, scheduled to take place in late November and early December and advance to the final stage in May 2024.
Results, standings and calendar
Main Round – Group 4
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
- Benfica Benfica (Portugal) – Etoile Lavaloise MFC 2-2
- SC United Galati (Rou) – FC Dubovik (Svn) 3-3
Ranking: 1. FC Dubovic, 1 point (0); 2. United Galati, 1 point (0); 3. SL Benfica, 1 point (0); 4. Etoile Lavaloise MFC1 point (0)
Thursday, October 26, 2023
- 5:30 pm: SC United Galati (RU) – Benfica (Portugal).
- 8:00 PM: FC Dubovec (Italy) – Etoile Lavaloise MFC
Saturday, October 28, 2023
- 5:30 p.m.: Etoile Lavaloise MFC – SC United Galati (RU)
- 8.00 pm: FC Dubovits (Spain) vs Benfica (Portugal).
Elite round draw: November 2, 2023
Elite Tour: November 28 – December 3, 2023
Final stage draw: To specify
the final level : May 2, 3, 4 or 5, 2024