A 2-2 draw was not enough and Barça Sorli Discau’s OK Liga bid is over. But the draw keeps Reus in the hunt for the trophy.
TECNOL REUS DEPORTIU, 2
FC BARCELONA SORLI DISCAU, 2
Tecnol Reus Deportiu (1+1): Trabal, Gual, Caldú, Casanovas, Molet – starting
five - Marín (2), Negro Páez
FC Barcelona Sorli Discau (1+1): Fernández, Ordeig, Panadero, Borregán (1),
Reinaldo - starting five - Páez, Adroher (1), López
Goals: 1-0, Marín, min. 15; 1-1, Adroher, min. 21; 1-2, Borregán, min. 37; 2-2,
Marín, min. 38
Blue cards: Reinaldo (FCB), Molet (REU)
Referees: Galán and Gómez
Only a win would be enough to keep Barça Sorli Discau’s chances alive in the OK Liga, but it
was the home side that opened the scoring before Jordi Adroher equalised. Borregán then put FCB
ahead before a second from Marín confirmed the draw.
The game got off to a hectic start, with both goalkeepers being called upon early,
to the extent that both coaches made quick changes. But it was the excellent signing of Raül Marín
who put Reus ahead with a tremendous goal, which produced tension and cards from the referee. The
rest of the half saw some excellent play from FCB, but they weren’t rewarded with a goal
until seconds before half time, when Adroher, immediately after a timeout, finally beat Reus keeper
In the second half, Reus seemed keener on playing the waiting game, which handed
Barcelona a free reign in the centre of the court. Chance after chance fell to the forwards, and an
FCB goal looked inevitable, and finally came though Alberto Borregán with a powerful long shot.
However, the Barcelona joy was short-lived, for in the very next play, Marín added his second to
bring things back level.
The game ended in gripping fashion, with both keepers producing key saves, and Barça
dangerously poised on nine fouls. And so it ended, 2-2, a score that ends Barcelona’s title
hopes, for they are now six points adrift of league leaders Reus.