Baku, January 25, AZERTAC
Kazakhstan moved two points clear at the top of UEFA Futsal EURO 2022 Group B as they twice came from behind to beat Finland 6-2, while Italy and Slovenia drew 2-2 at Groningen's MartiniPlaza, according to the UEFA.
Group B concludes on Friday when Kazakhstan meet Italy in Groningen and Slovenia face Finland at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome. In Tuesday's action, the second set of Group C games are played in the Dutch capital.
Debutants Finland were certainly proving a match for two-time semi-finalists Kazakhstan even before they took a 13th-minute lead, as Douglas Junior's attempted clearance hit Henri Alamikkotervo and Miika Hosio got to the loose ball before goalkeeper Higuita and touched in. Kazakhstan, who equalised three times in the 4-4 draw against Slovenia, responded again, their pressure telling as Birzhan Orazov turned the ball in at close range from Dauren Tursagulov's centre.
Higuita scored his third goal in 11 Futsal EURO finals appearances.
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