A great win away win for Barçaby 36-19 at PPD Zagreb where Xavi Pascual's team dominated in every facet of the game to take two valuable points in Group A of the Champions League.
Barça needed just four minutes to take the lead and their pace on the transition allowed them to score eight unanswered goals to put themselves 9-2 up after 11 minutes. That dominance continued under the leadership of Sipic and at half time the score 21-9 in favour of the blaugranes.
In the second half, when they did get a chance, PPD Zagreb came up against goalkeeper Gonzalo Pérez Vargas. He made 19 saves and conceded just 19 goals as Barça ran out 36-19 winners at the end with Aleix Gómez top scoring with eight goals.
HC PPD Zagreb, 19
PPD Zagreb: Ristanovic, Sipic (3), Bozic Pavletic, Hrastnik (2), Ravnic (2), Hrstic, Vlah –starting seven- Jovic (gk), Spende (3), Stojnic (3), Bicanic (2), Gadza, Vekic, Horvat (3), Kosteski (1), Vistorop.
Barça: Pérez de Vargas (1), Víctor Tomàs (5), Andersson (6), Ariño (5), Mem (3), Palmarsson (1), Fabregas (1) –starting seven- Kevin Möller (gk), Aleix Gómez (8), Thiagus Petrus, Sorhaindo (1), Dolenec, Àlex Pascual (1), N’Guessan (1), Serdio (2), Entrerríos (1).