Montpellier HB 28 – 36 Barça Lassa: Straight to the Champions League quarterfinals!
Barça topple the reigning European champs in France to finish first in their group and gain a last-16 bye
Mission: accomplished. Barça Lassa clinched the top spot in Group A of the Champions League after beating Montpelier HB at Sud Arena France.
A great first half, solid defending, and the play of Aleix Gomez and Fábregas in the face of a second-half Montpelier comeback attempt were all key in delivering the win for the Catalans.
By knocking out the defending champs on their home court, Barça not only notched a confidence-boosting triumph, but they also earned a crucial round of 16 bye and thus move directly on to the quarterfinals.