Viña Albali Valdepeñas 2-4 Barça: First beats second
Massive win away to the team ranked second in the league confirms Barça as the winter champions for the first time since 2016-17
Barça took all three points from their visit to the Pabellón Municipal Virgen de la Cabeza. Braces from Pito and Lozano delivered the goods on Tuesday in Valdepeñas, meaning the Catalans are guaranteed the honorary title of ‘winter champions’, with the first half of the season being completed on February 12 at the Palau against Cartagena.
It’s the first time since 2016/17 that Barça have claimed that honour.
This win against the side in second place is testimony of the fine form being shown by Barça this season, who went into the game six points ahead of Valdepeñas, but having played one game more. Whatever happens, Barça will be league leaders after the European Championship and Copa America, with 12 wins and just one draw so far.