Barça Borges won the Lliga Asobal title with impeccable numbers. Xavi Pascual’s team lost just one game all season –away to Ciudad Real.
With the win in Logroño against Naturhouse la Rioja (25-30) in the penultimate game of the season,
Barça Borges were officially claimed Lliga Asobal champions, after virtually ensuring the title the
previous week with a win over Ademar at the Palau. With 29 wins in 30 games, Xavi Pascual’s
team put in an excellent campaign, which included a run of 26 games without defeat.
Key wins in Zaragoza and Pamplona
The first half of the season involved some tricky visits, with two narrow, but key wins at CAI Aragó (30-32) in week 4 and against San Antonio (25-26) in week 6 –four points that in contrast Ciudad Real were to drop on their visits to Zaragoza and Pamplona.
Three important wins
There then followed three tough and decisive games for the team –against Valladolid (22-26), Ciudad Real (27-24) and Ademar (24-30) and they came out top in all three to finish the first half of the season alone at the top of the league and firmly established as favourites.
The Palau makes the difference
That meant the Palau was to become the site of the second half of the season’s big games and the team whacked both San Antonio and Valladolid by big scores - (35-25) and (36-23) to win by more than 10 goal margins.
Champions with a week to go
Week 27 saw the team visit the Quijote Arena, knowing that a win would give them the title, but Ciudad Real put off what was looking like the inevitable championship celebrations with a 30-27 victory. The 28-27 victory the following week against Ademar at the Palau with a fantastic shot from Víctor Tomàs and a great last minute stop from Saric was enough to virtually ensure the title which was mathematically confirmed the next week in Logroño.
|1||FC Barcelona Intersport||58|
|2||Atlético de Madrid||57|
|3||Reale Ademar León||44|
|4||Cuatro Rayas BM Valladolid||43|
|5||Caja 3 BM Aragón||32|
|7||Naturhouse La Rioja||29|
|8||Fraikin BM Granollers||26|
|10||AMAYA Sport San Antonio||24|
|14||Quabit BM Guadalajara||18|
|15||Maygar BM. Antequera||17|
|16||Alser Puerto Sagunto||11|