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Regular season stats
28 games played
16 wins
5 draws
7 defeats
92 goals for
56 goals against
Fernandao: top scorer with 31 goals

Sad end after excellent regular season

Barça Mobicat suffered the worst possible end to what until then had been a dream season. They were seeded for the Cup and end-season play offs, and had by far the best defensive record in the championship. But Pinto put an end to a wonderful season.

Everything was looking rosy in Barça Mobicat’s best ever season. Having leaked just 56 goals, they had the best defence in the championship, and Fernandao was one of the top scorers with 31 goals. But in the play offs they met newly promoted Pinto, who put a premature end to Barça Mobicat’s league challenge.

Easily into cup

marfil_barxa2.jpgThe first half of the season ended with Barça on 13 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, which saw them into the cup with two games to spare. And the win over Marfil in game 14 meant they would be going there as seeds.

Seeds in play-off

Carmona’s side continued strong in the second phase. Four wins on the trot, and then one defeat before the cup break in late February set the side on good course. On returning from Granada, the good play and good results were maintained, a three game winning streak placed Barça Mobicat second, ahead even of mighty ElPozo Murcia.

QM3D6847.jpgIn game 27, the Palau Blaugrana witnessed one of the finest games of the season. There were 6,000 people to watch Barça Mobicat face Inter Movistar, and Barça demonstrated why they were one of the sides most tipped for the title. They came back from 3-0 down to level at 5-5 against the best side in the world. The result meant they were almost certain to finish third in the table, as was confirmed a week later.

Poor finish

_M3_4775.JPGA play-off berth secure, Barça then finished the season poorly. In game 28, they lost at Azkar Lugo. There was still hope of making second place, but with ElPozo Murcia going strong, this was perhaps rather too wishful thinking.

And indeed it was, although Barça had themselves to blame. They were up against sides that had more to play for, losing in game 29 at home to Marfil Santa Coloma, who needed the win to escape the drop. And in the final game, they were away to ElPozo, and lost to a side that clinched top spot off Inter Movistar.


PINTO-BARCA.jpgBut the biggest disappointment was to come in the league play-offs. In the quarter finals, Barça Mobicat were huge favourites, especially with home court advantage and up against the inexperienced Tien21 P. Millenium Pinto. But the Madrid based outfit was about to show why they were the surprise package of the year.

Inexplicably, Barça Mobicat lost the first game in Madrid 6-4. There was still hope of making amends at home, with two games to play at the Palau Blaugrana. Yet it wasn’t to be, for Pinto were on extraordinary form, and Barça Mobicat squandered a series of clear-cut chances. It’s goals that matter, and it was Pinto that was scoring them. Barça Mobicat crashed out of the tournament, a cruel blow after such an impressive season.

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League table 2011/12

League table
Position Teams Pts
1 ElPozo Murcia 79
2 FC Barcelona Alusport 74
3 Inter Movistar 64
4 Caja Segovia 49
5 Autos Lobelle de Santiago 47
6 Triman Navarra 45
7 Carnicer Torrejón 45
8 Umacon Zaragoza 43
9 Puertollano 39
10 Fisiomedia Manacor 37
11 OID Talavera 36
12 Ríos Renovables Ribera Navarra 33
13 Azkar Lugo F.S 29
14 Marfil Santa Coloma 28
15 Reale Cartagena 24
16 Benicarló FS 0
Full table

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