Barça 31–27 SG Flensburg-Handewitt: Win in final European home game of 2019
The blaugranes in authoritative form against Germans to stay group leaders
Final Champions League game of the year for Barça and they rounded 2019 off in style with a 31-27 win over German side SG Flensburg-Handewitt. Xavi Pascual's team played superbly to defeat the German champions with Aleix Gómez scoring 10 goals.
A tight first half saw Barça take a 14-10 lead only for the visitors to fight back before the break and make it 15-15 at half time.
In the second half Flensburg took the lead but this only served to inspire Barça and Palmarsson's goal made it 22-19. Aleix Gómez flexed his scoring muscles to stretch the advantage with Pérez de Vargas also making a valuable contribution with 17 saves in the game.
Barça closed out a 31-27 win and now the blaugranes have an away visit to PSG on Sunday 1 December before the winter break and the resumption of action in February.