Barça will face a very tough rival in the final of the European League. Gaby Cairo’s Barça want to claim the title against the reigning champions, HC Coinasa Liceo. HC Coinasa Liceo come into the final after comfortably cruising through their Final Eight side of the bracket. “It was expected for them to be in the final because they are superior to their rivals,” said Gaby Cairo ahead of tomorrow’s match.
HC Coinasa Liceo’s road to the Final
HC Coinasa Lice, who will attempt to defend their European League crown, come into the match against the Azulgranas after beating Candelaria in the quarterfinals (4-2) and Hockey Valdagno (5-3) in the semifinals.
One match, one victory
The last time the two teams played against each other was on match day 12 of the OK Liga. Barça managed to beat HC Coinasa Liceo in La Coruña by 4-6 in an exciting match. “It will be a similar match to the one we played in the Liga. If we are organized we can hurt them,” said the Barça manager.
Furthermore, Cairo highlighted HC Coinasa Liceo’s virtues: “they are a very offensive minded team, they have a lethal counterattack. Hopefully we can take advantage of their fatigue.”