Hard fought victory in Ukraine gets the 2020/21 Champions League off to an ideal start
The 2020/21Champions League is under way and it’s got off a fine start for Barça, who won 25-30 at HC Motor and have thus summed the first points of their European campaign.
It was not easily achieved. The game was still wide open at the break (11-13), but the Catalans truly started to settle in the second half. Dictating the pace, Aleix Gómez was especially tuned in, scoring 10 in total, although a +8 that had looked more than decisive suddenly got cut to +4 when the home side scored four uncontested goals.
Barça needed to score, and did, and managed to keep the gap wide to finish 25-30 winners.
Attention now switches to league game at the Palau on Saturday against Viveros Heroles BM Navas (12.00pm CEST).