FC Barcelona 39-28 Bidasoa Irún: A show of strength
First beats second to cap a brilliant week at the Palau Blaugrana
FC Barcelona have beaten second placed Bidasoa Irún in the Liga Asobal to consolidate their position at the top of the table. Following the Champions League win against RK Celje Pivovarna, it was a great way to end another excellent week.
Aleix Gómez was well plugged in the early attacks, and Thiagus Petrus, also shone as the Catalans stormed to 21-11 to leave the game as good as decided with the whole second half still to play
With Artur Parera scoring five goals, Barça continued to dominate, and although the Basques managed to reduce the gap towards the end, the win was never in any kind of doubt.
Barça: Nielsen (-), Dika Mem (5), Langaro (2), Carlsbogard (2), Aleix Gómez (5), Ariño (4), N'Guessan (3). Pérez de Vargas (-), Thiagus Petrus (4), Makuc (1), Richardson (4), Fàbregas (3), Artur Parera (5), Blaz Janc (1) Cindric (-). Bidasoa Irún: Jakub Jacek (-), Iñaki Cavero (1), Ander Ugarte (2), Matheus da Silva (-), Mikel Zabala (2), Tao Gey-Emparan (-), Eneko Furundarena (1), Julen Aguinagalde (6), Rodrigo Salinas (-), Xabier Barreto (4), Mihajlo Mitic (-), Jon Azkue (4), Asier Nieto (2), Asier Iribar (3), Mehdi Sadri (-). Periods: 4-2 / 8-5 / 11-8 / 14-10 / 17-10 / 21-11 (HT), 25-14 / 28-17 / 31-19 / 35-22 / 38-25 / 39-28 (FT).