FC Barcelona beat Benfica 3–1, clinch first place in Europe

FC Barcelona beat Benfica 3–1, clinch first place in Europe

Ricard Muñoz's team take the victory, guaranteeing a home match in the return leg of the European League quarterfinals Marc Gual netted two and Matías Pascual dropped the hammer en route to victory over a very good Benfica

SL Benfica, 1
FC Barcelona, 3

SL Benfica: Trabal, Neves, Rodrigues, Carlos López, Tuco –starting five–, Nicolía, Rocha, Diogo Rafael, Tiago Rafael.

FC Barcelona: Egurrola, Pascual, Gual, Panadero, Pablo Álvarez –starting five–, Torra, Barroso, Marín, Reinaldo.

Goals: 0-1 Gual, 9'; 0-2 Pascual, 27'; 0-3 Gual, 37'; 1-3 Nicolía, 45'.

Referees: F. Ferrari and M. Galoppi

The Barçahockeyteam are on their way back fromPortugalafter a job well done.RicardMuñoz's squad went toLisbontofaceBenficawiththe clear objective ofwinning and clinching first place in their European Leaguegroupandensuring aquarterfinal return legmatch at the PalauBlaugrana.In averyphysicalmatch,two goals fromMarc Gual either side of halftime and anotherfrom MatíasPascual at thestart ofthe second half handedBarça a 3–1 win along with the objectives they were after.Benfica,unbeateninall competitions up until this match,could only manage one goal.

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