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Julio Gracia, the goalkeeping coach, took advantage of the only VAR request to change the outcome of the match

3-3 (7-6): Barça, champion in the madness of a controversial penalty shootout

The azulgrana celebrate the victory after the penalty shootout

Some year, Netflix will make a documentary about the craziest penalty shootout in futsal history. Barça was champion of the Copa del Rey when the culé coach, Jesús Velasco, had already congratulated the ElPozo coach for having won the title on the fifth penalty. but there it was July Gracegoalkeeping coach and team delegate, who watched the shootout on the goal line and insisted Velasco to ask for the review why the goalkeeper from Murcia, Juanjohad advanced at the moment of the hit of Pito. Each team can only spend one VAR request, and July Grace he had not wanted to ask for the review of the first penalty missed by Barça (Matheus) to save the cartridge for last if necessary. And it was. The other two heroes were Didac flat and Miquel Feixas. The coach does not intervene when goalkeepers have to be changed in a shootout. They do it to each other. Beamsin the fourth penalty, he already looks at Didac to let him put under sticks. Didac, however, remains. It is on the eighth pitch that the starter decides to step to the side and Beams he puts himself there to stop the decisive penalty of Dead, in the first attempt and in the repetition for having gone ahead. The last hero of the night: Marcenio. The Brazilian had just missed his maximum penalty in the last two sets, with Barça and with his team. He had to execute the last, the eighth, the decisive… and he scored, in one of the most epic and crazy finals in the history of sport.

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