Barça's roller hockey side were unable to beat Reus Deportiu in the final of the Spanish Super Cup (3-2). It was a vibrant duel in which Edu Castro couldn't count on Pau Bargalló for injury.
Barça started the match with great intensity but in the final stretch of the first half, Reus went ahead with a goal by Marc Julià. It remained at 1-0 until the break, with Reus hitting the post just after half-time, and then being unable to take advantage of a blue card to Sergi Panadero.
João Rodrigues levelled the match in the 43rd minute, and a few seconds later, Marc Julià saw a blue card giving Helder Nunes the opportunity to put the Blaugrana into the lead (1-2).
Both teams went for it in the final minutes, with Alex Rodríguez bringing Reus level before Romà Bancells scored from long range (3-2, min 47). Barça had three minutes to force overtime, but on this occasion their luck was out.
Reus: Càndid Ballart, Romà Bancells, Àlex Rodríguez, Joan Salvat and Marc Julià –starters-, P. del Río, Najera and Tiago Rafael.
Barça: Sergi Fernandez, Pablo Álvarez, Ignacio Alabart, Matias Pascual and Sergi Panadero –starters-, Nil Roca, João Rodrigues and Helder Nunes.
Goals: 1-0, Marc Julià (min 20); 1-1, João Rodrigues (min 43); 1-2, Helder Nunes (min 43); 2-2, Àlex Rodríguez (min 44); 3-2, Romà Bancells (min 47).
Officials: Josep A. Ribó and Jonathan Sánchez. Blue cards for Sergi Panadero and Marc Julià.