Another trophy for the collection as the Barça handball team overcame Portuguese side Porto 32-24 in the final of the Iberian Super Cup. Carlos Ortega's team dominated the encounter from start to finish with a four goal advantage at the break that was stretched to eight at the end of the game. Dika Mem in attack and Pérez Vargas in goal were the stand out performers for the blaugranes.
In the opening minutes both sides showed their effectiveness in defence. Martí Soler finally opened the scoring for the blaugranes in the 3rd minute of the game. The two teams exchanged goals with Porto keeper Frandsen keeping his side in the contest with a series of good saves. Another goal from Soler put Barça 10-7 ahead and then it was the turn of Barça keeper Pérez Vargas to shine as the blaugranes went in at half time 14-10 ahead with Janc top scorer on three goals.
In the second half Porto clawed their way back into the contest to make it 15-14 on 35 minutes. However, Dika Mem stepped up to lead a counter charge from the blaugranes to go 21-15 ahead on 42 minutes.
Once ahead Barça were no in mood to relinquish their lead and with Pérez Vargas in imperious mood, the blaugranes closed out the game to win 32-24 and add another trophy to their collection in the first ever edition of the Iberian Super Cup.
Barça: Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas (-), Thiagus Petrus, Ludovic Fàbregas (3), Jonathan Carlsbogard (3), Dika Mem (8), Blaz Janc (3), Martí Soler (4) -starting seven-, Melvyn Richardson (4), Luís Frade (2), Aleix Gómez (-), Domen Makuc (3), Luka Cindric (-), Djordje Cikusa (1) and Artur Parera (1).
Porto: Leth Frandsen (-), Rui Silva (1), Vitor Iturriza (1), Jack Thurin (2), Pedro Veitia Valdes (6), Miguel Alves, Leonel Fernandes (4) -starting seven-, Pedro Cruz (2), Nikolaj Laeso (-), Daymaro Salina (3), Jakob Mikkelsen (1), André Sousa (-), Fabio Magalhaes (2) and Antonio Areia (1).