Minimum done in Poland (26-33)
Barça Borges easily won at Vive Targi Kielce in the Champions League. With Wednesday’s game with Ciudad Real on their minds, they took things as gently as they could.
With some tough fixtures to come in the Asobal and in Europe, Barça seemed more intent on
maintaining fitness on their trip to Poland. Saric, Rutenka, Dani Sarmiento and Juanín were all
rested while Iker Romero score the most goals in one game so far this season, 11, and Sjöstrand
made 21 saves.
Iker Romero opened this season’s Champions League account in the 45th second, and Barça
led from there until the finish, and had soon stormed to a commanding 7-2 lead.
Barça Borges set the pace
Bogdan Wenta was frustrated at the lack of efficiency of his players, as
they made schoolboy errors in attack and were thwarted time and again by Sjöstrand. Vive Targi
Kielce only scored four goals in the first quarter of an hour, and the real concern for Barça
Borges was Víctor Tomás’
Entrerríos, with four goals in the first half, was stunning as were the ever-dangerous Iker
and Igropulo, and even when the Poles got back to within four at 8-12, the difference was coolly
extended again to 8-14.
The home side were clearly no match for FCB, and only the odd incursion from
Zaremba was doing anything of note for Kielce. Iker Romero had already scored seven by the break,
by which time Barça had mounted a comfortable lead (11-18).
The veteran Nat scored the first goal of the second half, but Barça Borges soon imposed their
rhythm, and not even a 6-3 streak from Kielce could get them any closer than four at 17-21.
If there was ever any threat, the introduction of Noddesbo neutralised that, and
the Barça defence dealt with most of the danger without too much trouble. The Polish champions
looked exhausted by this stage, but soldiered on to at least keep the score respectable. It ended
26-33 and Barça have won two out of two so far in Europe.
VT KIELCE, 26
FC BARCELONA BORGES, 33
VT Kielce (11+15): Cleverly (Kotlinski, m.46); Kuchcznski (3), Jurasik (1),
Grabarczyk (-), Rosinski (-), Juricek (1), Jachlewski (1), Stojkovic (5), Podsiadlo (1), Knudsen
(1), Zaremba (6), Dzomba (2) and Nat (5).
FC Barcelona Borges (18+15): Sjostrand; Rocas (2), Nagy (1), Sorhaindo (3), Raúl
Entrerríos (4), Iker Romero (11, 4p.), Ugalde (5), Jernemyr (-), Noddesbo (4), Igropulo (3) and
Víctor Tomás (-).
Referees: M. Badura (SLK) and J.Ondogrecula (SLK)
Exclusions: Zaremba (min. 49) and Jurasik (min. 51) for Kielce and Noddesbo
(min.54) for FCB Borges
Five minute periods: 2-3, 2-7, 4-8, 7-11, 11-15, 11-18 (half-time) 14-20, 16-21,
19-24, 20-28, 22-29 and 26-33 (final)