Barça’s roller hockey team won the Spanish Cup on Sunday afternoon, beating Reus 4-2 to take their second title of the season in a fantastic final.
FC BARCELONA SORLI DISCAU, 4
TECNOL REUS DEPORTIU, 2
FC Barcelona Sorli Discau (1+3): Egurrola, Ordeig (1), Panadero, Borregán (1),
García – starting five – Páez (1), Torra (1), López
Tecnol Reus Deportiu (1+1): Trabal, Gual, Caldú, Casanovas, Molet – starting
five – Marín (2)
Goals: 1-0, Ordeig, min. 7; 1-1, Marín, min. 15; 2-1, Borregán, min. 27; 2-2,
Marín, min. 31; 3-2, Torra, min. 32; 4-2, Páez, min. 42
Blue cards: Borregán (FCB)
Referees: Valverde and García
The final brought together two classics from the Spanish Roller Hockey scene and despite Tecnol
Reus Deportiu’s tireless hard work, Barça Sorli Discau were always one step ahead in the
This was the team’s second trophy so far this season after taking the Copa Continental
and it will give them a great boost ahead of the final stages of the OK Liga and their attempts to
retain the European Cup.
As well as local dignitaries, Club President Sandro Rosell, vice
president Josep Maria Bertomeu, director in charge of the roller hockey section Ramon Cierco,
Sporting Commission members Toni Miró, Xavier de las Moras and Daniel Vives, General Director of
sections Joan Carles Raventós, technical director of roller hockey Quim Paüls, section manager
David Godayol and Communications Director Ketty Calatayud were all in the directors box at the
Ciutat Esportiva de Blanes to lend their support to the team.
Both teams made a cautious start, only speeding up the pace of the game once they
had overcome their initial wariness. Casanovas fired off an early warning to Barça with a shot that
ended up between Eurrola’s legs, whilst Borregán forced Trabal to knock away a shot with his
helmet with a vicious shot.
Reus’s first great chance came when Gual was brought down in the area by Reinaldo
García, but he was unable to put away the penalty against the brilliant Egurrola.
Immediately afterwards, Barça opened the scoring as Nalo rounded off a
quick move by playing in Ordeig at the second post who just had to stroke it home.
Barça upped the pressure as they moved ahead, but they came up against Raúl Marín who was
creating a lot of danger, culminating in the foul on him at the edge of the box which led to the
penalty Marín himself scored to bring Reus level.
The chances were coming along now and Caldú latched onto a long pass to go one on one with
Egurrola, who was again up to the challenge, before Trabal had to rush out of his goal in order to
stop Carlos López in a similar attack for Barça before the break.
After the break, Barça Sorli Discau began to take more risks and open
up. First Mia Ordeig tested Trabal, then Borregán took the direct route and ruthlessly made it 2-1,
though Marín completed a carbon copy equaliser to make it 2-2 soon after. The draw didn’t
last long though as Torra put Barça ahead again immediately afterwards.
Pujalte was using his bench cleverly now, but a blue card for Borregán left the team a man
down for ten minutes, during which time Egurrola was superb, keeping out Reus despite two penalties
and a direct hit as Barça reached ten fouls.
Páez calms the neves
Reus were also suffering with fouls though and after they reached 10, Panadero saw
his effort come back off Trabal and David Páez fired in the loose ball to finish the game off with
eight minutes left on the clock.