Barça 36–23 Aalborg: European champions!

Barça 36–23 Aalborg: European champions!

Barça win the grand final at the Lanxess Arena and earn a 10th Champions League in the history of the section

Barça played a great game from start to finish at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne in front of about a thousand spectators, and had a new title at the end of an absolutely impeccable season: 6/6 titles and 61/61 victories. 

From less to more

Despite an unfavourable start for the Catalans, with initial dominance from the Danes (2-5), a spectacular Barça partial of 7-0 turned the game around. Success in attack, added to a great defence saw Xavi Pascual's side edge ahead (9-5).

Aalborg tried to react by breaking a negative streak of only one goal in 12 minutes, but Barça continued to dominate on the court and were 16-11 ahead by the break.

No let up

Pérez de Vargas was superb in the Barça goal and also scored three goals himself to increase the deficit, which quickly became insurmountable for the Danes.

There was no let up and, in the end, Barça were convincing victors by 36-23.

A 10th Champions League for the handball section was the sixth title of the season. A dream ending for Xavi Pascual's time as Barça coach, as well as captains Entrerríos and Sorhaindo, among others. 

Match Details

Barça, 36
Aalborg, 23

Barça: Pérez de Vargas (3), Mortensen (1), Blaz Janc (3), N'Guessan (6), Thiagus Petrus (-), Dika Mem (2), Fabregas (3) -starters-. Entrerríos (1), Sorhaindo (-), Dolenec (-), Aleix Gómez (9), Cindric (5), Makuc (2), Moller (-), Frade (1).
Aalborg: Aggefors (-), Samuelsson (2), Sandell (8), Magnus Jensen (2), Claar (2), Mollgard (-), Barthold (3) -starters-. Jakobse (1), Klove (-), Christiansen (4), Andreas Jensen (-), Marcher (-), Mads Christiansen (-), Antonsen (-), Juul-Lansen (1).
Partials: 1-3 / 5-5 / 9-5 / 11-8 / 14-9 / 16-11 (break) 19-13 / 24-15 / 27-18 / 29-20 / 32-21 / 36-23 (final)
Officials: Vaclav Horacek and Jiri Novotny 


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