Barça Alusport back on top (1-3)
The defeat of El Pozo at the Palacio de los Deportes in Múrcia against Manacor (3-4) has allowed Marc Carmona’s team to regain top spot after their own great win in Torrejón.
The Barça players were not distracted by events in Murcia and kept their focus on winning their own
game with some superior team work, particularly in the first half, as a brave Carnicer tested the
visitors’ defence. The well deserved win brought an extra reward with the top spot.
Barça Alusport came out of the blocks flying and within just 5 seconds,
Jordi Torras came close to opening the scoring. Wilde was next to try his luck on 30 seconds and
again just before the minute was up before Igor had two efforts and a third that came back off the
bar. The goal didn’t come, but the start showed how the team were going to go about the game.
The hosts fell back and took the shots, waiting to hit Barça Alusport on the break with their
speed, something they came close to converting into a goal when Rivillos had a great chance after a
Barça’s dominance began to wane a little as the game continued, but it was just then
that Javi Rodriguexz put them ahead with a penalty on 10 minutes.
Carnicer tried to hit back immediately and tested Paco Sedano, who was
returning to the team in goal, but he responded to the attacks and actually saved the penalty
harshly given against Barça for their fifth foul, before the referee even more harshly ordered it
to be retaken and Jaison managed to finally put away and draw level.
Justice was done though, when soon after Wilde saw his shot from a free kick go in off Victor
to put the visitors back ahead again. Wilde hadn’t seemed to be having a lot of luck in front
of goal, but that slice seemed to lighten him up as he grabbed the third with a great shot that
beat Prieto just on the stoke of half time that confirmed Barça’s superiority.
Goalless second half
Things were much more balanced after the break with both teams looking for goals from long
distance as Barça sat back more to defend their lead. Even so, Wilde, Fernandão and Lin all came
close to getting the fourth. The Barça defence stood firm, even when Carnicer sent on their
outfield keeper and only Kita with a shot from wide posed any danger.
The win means that Barça Alusport can go into next week’s big game against El Pozo
holding onto top spot.
CARNICER TORREJÓN, 1
FC BARCELONA ALUSPORT, 3
Carnicer Torrejón (1+0): Prieto, Rivillos, Jaison (1), Víctor, Kita
David, Jorge, Nacho Pedraza, José Carlos and Juanlu.
FC Barcelona Alusport (3+0): Paco Sedano, Jordi Torras, Igor, Wilde, Saad
–starting five-, Chico, Javi Rodríguez (1), Carlos, Lin and Fernandão.
Goals: 0-1, Javi Rodríguez, min 10; 1-1, Jaison, min 16; 1-2 Víctor, (own goal),
min 18 and 1-3, Wilde, min 20.
Referees: Cordero Gallardo and Linares López. Yellow cards for Kita and Jaison for
Carnicer and Saad and Paco Sedano for Barça Alusport.
Venue: Jorge Garbajosa.