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A win and semi-final bound. Barça beat Recam Làser Caldes in the quarterfinal of the Copa at the Onze de Setembre centre in Lleida (5-2). Drawing at half-time 1-1, Edu Castro's team produced a great second half display. Barça next face Noia at the same centre on Saturday (6:45pm CEST).
Even first half
Recam Làser Caldes scored first and early on through Sito Ricart to make it 0-1 right after Panadero hit the bar. Barça looked for the equaliser, which came from a direct free hit by Pau Bargalló after Xevi Gurri saw a blue card for a foul.
Egurrola saved a penalty to keep the scoreline unchanged before being substituted for Sergi Fernández due to a knock.
Great second half by Barça
The second half secured Barça's passage to the semi-final. Patience and then two goals in two minutes by Sergi Llorca and Nil Roca gave Barça a 3-1 lead.
Despite dominating, it took until the 37th minute for Bargalló to score a great volleyed goal after a Pascual assist from behind the goal (4-1, min 37). A 10th Barça foul gave Recam Láser Caldes the chance to cut the lead but Sergi Fernández made the stop.
Bargalló then scored another great goal for 5-1, before Caldes scored a late consolation penalty through Cristian Rodríguez. 5-2 the final score and Barça will play Noia Freixenet in the Copa semi-final in Lleida (6.45pm CEST).
Recam Làser Caldes, 2
Barça: Aitor Egurrola, Ignacio Alabart, Sergi Panadero, Pau Bargalló i Joao Rodrigues – starters -, Matias Pascual, Nil Roca, Sergi Llorca, Sergi Fernández.
Recam Làser Caldes: Gerard Camps, Sito Ricart, Xavi Rovira, Alexandre Acsensi i Cristian Rodríguez – starters -, Xevi Gurri, Ferran Rosa, Alvaro Gimenez, Marcos Blanque.
Goals: 0-1, Sergi Ricart (min 4); 1-1, Bargalló (min 13); 2-1, Sergi Llorca (min 27); 3-1, Nil Roca (min 28); 4-1, Joao Rodrigues (min 37); 5-1, Bargalló (min 43); 5-2, Cristian Rodríguez (min 46).
Referees: Ivan Gonzalez and Albert Barba. Fouls: 12 and 7. Blue card for Xevi Gurri.
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