Rafa Usín was on target for the futsal team against Marfil Santa Coloma / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB


FC Barcelona 82-83 Fiatc Joventut

Endesa League (Round 5) Sunday Nov 2

FC Barcelona: Doellman (13), Huertas (8), Thomas (7), Oleson (14), Tomic (17) – starting five – Hezonja, Abrines (5), Satoransky (3), Pleiss (11), Lampe (3), Nachbar (2).

FIATC Joventut: Miralles (6), Suton (13), Ventura (2), Kirskay (3), Mallet (7) – starting five – Vidal (7), Hannah (19), Savané (20), Barrera, Suárez (6).

Periods: 25-18; 18-29; 17-17; 22-19.

FIATC Joventut won the Catalan derby at the Palau Blaugrana for the first time since 2006 to end Barça’s perfect record in the Liga Endesa.

The first period saw Barça looking comfortable as they built up a 25-18 lead. But Joventut bit back in the second, when after going ten points down, a 6-23 streak put them in control. Cutting out Tomic proved to be the key, while FCB were clearly missing the injured Juan Carlos Navarro and his 3-pointers. Savané was magnificent for the green-and-blacks as they held on for a 43-47 lead at the break.

The third period ended with both sides adding 17 points to their tallies, with Barça enjoying periods of brilliance and others when they allowed the Badalona based side back into it, despite their poor 3/12 return on 3-point attempts.

The final period saw Barça re-establish their lead thanks mainly to threes from Doellman and penetrating runs from Marcelinho Huertas. It was the Brazilian who scored to make it 78-77 and set up a nail-biting finish. But a Suton score for Joventut decided things in the end and FC Barcelona (4-1) have suffered their first defeat of the league season.


Barça currently lead the Asobal League with eight wins out of eight, but club handball is taking a break this weekend for Euro 2016 qualifying matches.

Roller hockey

HC Quevert 0-7 FC Barcelona

European League (Round 2) Saturday Nov 1

0-1, Raül Marín (min 3); 0-2, Gual (min 4); 0-3, Pascual (min 4); 0-4, Torra (min 22); 0-5, Pablo Álvarez (min 23), 0-6, Torra (min 25); 0-7, Reinaldo Garcia (min 47)

After drawing 1-1 with Benfica in the opening game, Barça cruised to victory in France, after three goals in the first four minutes had the result decided before the game had barely got under way. The Catalans found the net another three times before the break.

They eased off in the second half, and only added one further goal, the work of Reinaldo Garcia, who thus scored for the first time since returning from injury.


FC Barcelona 6 -2 Marfil Santa Coloma

Divisió d'Honor (Round 8) Saturday Nov 1

(Dyego (5’); 2-0, Aicardo (7’); 3-0, Usín (8’); 4-0, Lozano (16’); 5-0, Lozano (30’); 6-0, Dyego (32’); 6-1, Adolfo(38’); 6-2, Martel (39’).

2,747 spectators were in the Palau to watch Barça cruise to a thoroughly deserved victory in the Catalan derby and maintain their unbeaten home record in the LHFS. The goals were scored by Dyego (2), Aicardo, Usín and Lozano (2).

It took Barça just eight minutes to go 3-0 up, and from then on, there only looked like being one winner. It was 4-0 by the break, and although Santa Coloma were somewhat livelier in the second half, a series of tremendous saves by Paco Sedano kept them at bay, while Barça added a further two goals at the other end. A couple of late goals from Adolfo and Martel regained some lost pride for the visitors, but it was too little too late.

They now embark on what’s being described as the futsal ‘Tourmalet’ in which they’ll face seven games in just 19 days, three in the league, three in the UEFA Elite Round and one in the Spanish Cup.

Futsal: FC Barcelona v Marfil Santa Coloma... by fcbarcelona

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