Barça Sorli Discau finished the regular phase of the European League unbeaten. Barça beat Blanes away in a fairly dull game that marked the debut of the junior player, Mark Julià.
SATHER BLANES, 2
FC BARCELONA SORLI DISCAU, 4
Sather Blanes (0 +2): Fernández, Kimi Ridaura, Armengol (1), Selva (1), Teixido -
starting five - Armero, Rodriguez, Álex Ridaura, Nuñez
FC Barcelona Sorli Discau (2 +2): Egurrola, Páez, Panadero, Adroher, Lopez -
starting five - Julià, Ordeig, Torra, Reinaldo, Sergio Fernández
Goals: 0-1, Paez, min. 4; 0-2, Adroher, min. 10; 0-3, Reinaldo, min. 29; 1-3,
Selva, min. 32; 1-4, Torra, min. 34; 2-4, Armengol, min. 36
Referees: Rotelli and Perrone (ITA)
Six wins from six games. The regular phase of the European league has been perfect for Barça Sorli
Discau, who are trying to retain the European title, and do it in the best way possible. Barça, who
have been thinking about the Final Eight for some time now, didn’t want to show disrespect to
either the match or their rival in the last game, one that didn’t really matter, as Blanes
are also qualified for the European Finals.
So, Ferran Pujalte planned for a calm match. Aitor Egurrola started the game and Sergi
Fernández played the second half. Rotations were also the order of the day, and above all, the
junior player Marc Julian - who came into the game replacing Alberto Borregán, missing with
arthritis in his right wrist - had his moments of glory.
Two goals in 10 minutes
Despite being a game without tension, Barça started strongly, and within four
minutes David Páez put them 1-0 up following a Carlos Lopez pass. Barca's second goal came six
minutes later, also after good team combination play. Sergi Panadero put Jordi Adroher in to make
it 2-0, and the score remained the same until the break.
In the second half, both teams were a bit more relaxed, but Barça went 3-0 up with a goal
from Reinaldo Garcia, but in a double counter-attack, Jepi Selva captured a rebound, and his speed
The joy of the Blanes goal only lasted for two minutes, the time it took Marc Torra to make
it 4-1. The last goal came from a penalty, scored by penalty specialist Petxi Armengol, and the
game ended 4-2 to Barça.
"The team enjoyed it," Ferran Pujalte said, who recognised that for both Barça and Blanes the
game was not too important: "Both defenses were pretty relaxed, better in the first half than the
second". He did want to highlight the debut of Marc Julià, the best example of a game played
comfortably and pretty well by Barça...