A Barça victory in La Rioja in the 8th game of the season in the ASOBAL league. Xavi Pascual's side maintained their 100% record against a combative Logroño outfit who made life difficult for the visitors throughout the game. Abel Serdio and Alex Gómez were top scorers in the game for the blaugranes with six goals each. Ludovic Fabregas was forced off during the game with an ankle injury.
After an intense start from the home side, Barça managed to take the lead with quarter of an hour gone in the contest. Three goals up at one point, Xavi Pascual's side went into the break with a 17-15 lead.
The second half followed the same script as the first and the team from La Rioja came back to level things up at 19-19. However, the blaugranes moved up a gear and every time it appeared the home side were on the verge of getting back into the match, the visitors raised the tempo. In the final minutes Barça controlled the contest to run out 32-28 winners.
BM Logroño La Rioja, 28
BM Logroño La Rioja: Sergey (-), Sánchez-Migallón (5), Dapiran (2), Balenciaga (2), Ligetvári (-), Ceretta (-), Hackbarth (4) -starting seven-. Molina (1), Kusan (6), Scott (4), Moreira (-), Kukic (1), Eduardo Cadarso (-), David Cadarso (-), Garciandía (3).
Barça: Möller (-), Entrerríos (2), Andersson (5), Serdio (6), Aleix Gómez (6), Dika Mem (-), Pascual (4) -starting seven-. Pérez de Vargas (-), Víctor Tomás (-), Cedric (1), Ariño (1), Petrus (-), Dolenec (2), Cindric (5), Pálmarsson (-) and Ludovic Fabregas (-).