Goals from Rutenka and the team's fantastic defence were key in the fight back against Atlético Madrid
Barça Intersport will feature in the Final Four for the third time in four years
FCB Intersport, 32
BM Atlético Madrid, 24
FCB Intersport (15+17): Saric (Sterbik p.s.); Juanín (4, 1p), Tomàs (4), Gurbindo, Jernemyr, Rutenka (11, 3p) -starting team-, Noddesbo, Sorhaindo (1), Sarmiento (1), Montoro (4), Aguirrezabalaga, Stranovsky, Rocas (1), Morros, Entrerríos (4) i Gurbindo (2).
BM Atlético Madrid (9+15): Hombrados; Kallman (1), Aguinagalde (12, 2p), García Parrondo, Cañellas (1), Balic (2) -starting team-, Miguel Sánchez, Edu Fernández, Álvaro Ferrer, Ángel Romero, Davis (1), Jurkiewicz, Golun, Masachs i Lazarov (7, 3p).
Referees: Geipel and Helbig.
FCB Intersport stormed their way to an epic victory (32-24) at a magical Palau to reach the Final Four in Cologne (Germany). The tense atmosphere played with the nerves of both teams at the beginning of the match. The Blaugrana, thanks to Saric’s amazing saves in goal, took a commanding 12-3 lead. It was 15 to 9 at the end of the fist half. At the start of the second, Barça didn’t let up and the managed to keep their lead for the rest of the game.