Barša have won the League after beating PuigcerdÓ 5-2 in the second playoff game. Evgueny Semeriakĺs men came from two nil down to win with a hat-trick by Pablo Mu˝oz and two strikes by Jonas.
Barša picked up the League Champions title for 2008/09 in the second playoff game. Seven years
after their last triumph they are once again the best side after finishing top in the regular
season and winning the playoffs.
PuigcerdÓ were determined to put on the pressure to force a third game and immediately took
First skipper Salva Barnola beat Ander Alcaide while a minute later EchevarrÝa sent the
travelling fans into rapture with their side’s second goal.
But Barša soon fought back and Pablo Mu˝oz made it 1-2 just three minutes later.
The speed of the game helped the home side take control in the first third and dominate the
PuigcerdÓ wouldn’t take a backward step but Barša equalised after two minutes in the
period when Swede Jonas Norberg smacked home the goal that made it 2-2.
Then came the third from Pablo Mu˝oz as he netted his second.
Jonas then made it 4-2 to effectively kill off the game,
though the home fans still looked anxiously at the clock in case PuigcerdÓ might spring another
surprise. But it wasn’t to be and Mu˝oz got his third to round off a great season and make it
40-year-old veteran skipper Enrique Zapata then lifted the trophy with a tear in his eye and
a big smile on his face.
King’s Cup next week
After the celebrations Barša will get back to work for the
King’s Cup and their semi-final which is also against PuigcerdÓ. It will be decided by a
single game on Saturday 21 March. The other semi-final will be between the winners of Majadahonda v
Gasteiz and Jaca v Txuri Urdin.
The final is in Logronyo on 28 March.
FC BARCELONA (1+2+2), 5
CG PUIGCERD└ (2+0+0), 2
Goals: 0-1, Barnolas (min. 1); 0-2, EchevarrÝa (min. 2); 1-2, P. Mu˝oz (min. 5);
2-2, Jonas (min. 37); 3-2, P. Mu˝oz (min. 46); 4-2, Jonas (min. 64); 5-2, P. Mu˝oz (min. 89).