Another victory in the Liga Asobal and against one of the strongest teams in the competition, Abanca Ademar León. The game lived up to the billing, with Barça eventually taking it 37-29, but although the Catalans dominated from the start, they were unable to break away from a side that was determined that they could stun the all-conquering blaugrana.
It was still all square at the break, but Xavi Pascual’s side finally found the extra edge early in the second half and were able to gradually augment their lead as the game progressed, eventually winning it by eight clear points.
That means Barça Lassa remain unbeaten in domestic competition this season as the focus switches back to Europe this Saturday and a trip to Vive Targi Kielce of Poland (6.00pm CET), a first against second clash in Champions League Group A.
Barça Lassa: Kevin Möller (-), Víctor Tomás (7), Raúl Entrerríos (2), Aitor Ariño (6), Dika Mem (7), Gilberto Duarte (7), Ludovic Fabregas (-), Casper Mortensen (3), Cedric Sorhaindo (1), Lasse Andersson (-), Timothey N’Guessan (3), Aleix Gómez (-), Thiagus Petrus (-), Jure Dolenec (-) & Aron Pálmarsson (1).
Abanca Ademar León: Ignacio Biosca (-), Mario López (2), Sebastian Simonet (1), Gonzalo Matias (-), Federico Matias (3), Jaime Fernández (-), Ivan Mosic (-), Juan García (7), Rodrigo Perez (-), Patrik Ligetvári (2), David Fernández (3), Juan Jose Fernández (2), Dino Slavic (-), Acacio Marques (2), Gonzalo Pérez (2) & Zivan Pesic (5).
Periods: 5-2, 9-4, 11-7, 13-10, 16-14, 17-17 (HT), 21-18, 26-22, 27-24, 30-25, 33-27, 37-29.