Seven point head start for the second leg means a place in the Champions League Final Four is well within reach
The Barça Lassa handball team was in devastating form as they crushed HBC Nantes 25-32 in their EHF Champions League quarter final first leg to move within touching distance of a place in the Final Four in Cologne.
They still have the second leg on Saturday 4 May at the Palau Blaugrana (7.30pm CET), but with a seven point head start, they have everything in their favour.
The first quarter of an hour was a tight battle, but it was then that the Catalans started to mount a lead, with Fabregas on fine form with four first half goals, and former Barça man Valero Rivera causing the biggest headaches for a spectacular Gonzalo in the visiting goal.
With a four-goal lead at the break, Barça were well in command and didn’t slip after the restart, soon going to +7 and at one point going +10 following quick goals from Dolenec and Andersson.
The French side cut down the difference in the final minutes, but are still left with a mountain to climb if they are going stop Barça from marching into another Final Four.