RSCA Futsal visited GS Hoboken on Friday evening. Ster never got into trouble. With a 1-5 halftime score, the job was halfway done. Ultimately, the Purple & White won 2-9. In the meantime, the people of Brussels also know their opponents in the Elite Round of the Champions League. Gabriel Grello and co. will play against Sporting Club in Lisbon at the end of November and beginning of December.
In Hoboken, purple and white wasted no time. Vilela and Cainan doubled the lead in the first three minutes. Arber Shkodra briefly revived Hoboken’s hopes, but Dragan Tomic quickly countered and just before half-time Edu and Marc Campas put the match into a decisive fold. “We have done what the coach wants from us,” said captain Gabriel Grello, who is now 38, but the Red Devil is not yet thinking about playing out. “I have always taken excellent care of myself and rarely have to deal with injuries. We are of course eagerly looking forward to Lisbon and still have three weeks to prepare.”
After the break, Tomic and Edu further increased the lead. In the final phase, Rangel and Cainan also scored. It was only in the final minute that Hoboken resident Imad Amazou signed for the 2-9 final score. “Our defense was fine. With Roncaglio we also have an excellent goalkeeper who also has great footwork. No goalkeeper scores so many goals. Even in the Champions League that means a unique asset. By the way, we are proud of the resistance we were able to offer against Barcelona. In a super day we can beat the favorite in the Champions League.”
No weak brothers
But first it is time for the Elite Round of the champions ball at the end of this month. The day before the match at Hoboken, Anderlecht ended up in a group with seed Sporting Lisbon, the Serbian champion Loznica-Grad and the Hungarian champion Haladas VSE. “Sporting Lisbon also takes care of the organization, so we have to try to stunt in the lion’s den,” says Grello. “Just like we did last year against Barcelona. With Loznica-Grad we meet a team that we also met in the Main Round. The Hungarian champion Haladas VSE is the odd one out, but should certainly not be underestimated. The Elite Round contains the sixteen strongest teams in Europe. Then you will no longer find weak brothers.”