A big win in Italy ensures passage to the last eight of the OKEuro
Goals from Nil Roca and Joao Rodrigues plus a brace from Marc Gual mean Barça are home and dry in the European League group with a game in hand, although top spot has yet to be decided when they meet Dinan Quévert on March 9.
“The temple of Maremma is no glory for the Catalans” read the banner that met the team as they entered the Italian pavilion, but as intense as Follonica were early on in a veritable clash of styles, the Catalan combination game won through in the end.
A tight first half, with just one goal separating the sides, was followed by a more blaugrana dominant second, and with four goals in the bag, the team could afford to relax for the closing minutes.
Follonica: Giovanni Menichetti, Davide Banini, Mario Rodríguez, Federico Pagnini, Marco Pagnini, Gabrielle Astorino, Francesco Banini, Stefano Paghi & David Gelma