Edu Castro's men, in a match full of fouls and set pieces, qualified for the Super Cup final in extra-time
Barça's first victory in 2021 was a hard-fought match (1-3). Edu Castro's team qualified for the final of the Super Cup after winning in extra time. Pau Bargalló (2) and Helder Nunes were Barça's scorers in a match with countless fouls and set pieces.
Played in the Municipal Pavilion of Lloret de Mar, Xavi Costa was able to put Noia ahead despite an effective Barça rearguard and an inspired Sergio Fernández (1-0).
En la primera meitat, Sergio Fernández ha aturat amb el seu guant dret el penal llançat per Xavi Costa
After the fifteenth foul of the match, Pau Bargalló, with a direct free kick into the corner, drew the teams level. Edu Castro's side found their momentum but were unable to find a winner, meaning the game went to extra time. Helder Nunes' goal and another free-kick from Pau Bargalló ensured the semi-final went Barça's way (1-3). The team will now contest the Super Cup final on Sunday, January 3 at 6.00pm CET.
Noia Freixenet, 1 Barça, 3
Noia Freixenet: Martí Zapater, Aleix Esteller, Jordi Ferrer, Xavi Costa and Pol Manrubia -starters- Adrià Ballart and Roc Pujadas. Barça: Sergio Fernández, Pau Bargalló, Ignacio Alabart, Helder Nunes and João Rodrigues -starters- Matias Pascual, Pablo Álvarez, Sergi Llorca and Nil Roca.