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16.03.2009 13:11

Excellent weekend

Anna Segura

The football team’s win at Almeria rounded off an excellent weekend for Barça which also featured silverware for the handball and ice-hockey sides and important wins for the basketball and roller hockey teams.

It was tough but the players gave 110% and five Barça teams achieved key victories this weekend. The most important were for the handball side which won the King’s Cup and the ice-hockey team which won the League.

Barrufet lifts the cup

QM3D0300.jpgOn Sunday evening Barça Borges beat Ciudad Real 29-26 to lift the King’s Cup at Granollers for the ninth time. The party was prolonged, especially as the Catalans had beaten one of their big rivals and the Cup holders.

Ice-hockey champions again

QM3D4200.jpgBefore that, on Saturday night Barça’s ice-hockey side took on Puigcerdà in the second play-off game. Victory in the first game meant that the final score of 5-2 made the Catalans into champions for the first time in seven years.

Guardiola’s men firmly in the lead

ALMERIA_08.jpgThe weekend just got better and better as other teams racked up key wins. Josep Guardiola’s men had to win to keep Madrid at arm’s length and did so with two strikes by Bojan at Almeria ( 0-2 ) to stay six points ahead.

Regal Barça hot on leader’s heels

QM3D9704.jpgThen a great performance by Fran Vázquez, with 26 points, led Regal Barça to a win against ViveMenorca in the Palau Blaugrana arena. Moreover league leaders Tau lost to iurbentia Bilbao to leave the Catalans just one win behind.

Roller hockey in final eight

QM3D3837.jpgThe roller hockey side also had a ‘final’, though in their case they needed to beat Valdagno in the last European League group game to reach the final eight to be played in Bassano. The Catalans their title after a 2-1 win.
Excellent weekend
First youth team trophy
The first youth team football trophy came on Saturday when the under-18 B team beat Cornellà 2-3 to become League champions. With seven games still to go, the side coached by Javier García Pimienta are champions with a 23-point lead over second placed Espanyol.

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