Barça 6-2 Vilafranca: Win to start the year

Barça 6-2 Vilafranca: Win to start the year

Edu Castro's men end the first set of OK Liga fixtures with a first win of 2023 that keeps them unbeaten in the competition

A good start to 2023 for the Barça roller hockey team. A first win of the new year in the OK Liga against Digittecnic Vilafranca Capital del Vi (6-2) means the first set of league fixtures end with Barça unbeaten after 12 wins and 1 draw. The goalscorers were Helder Nunes (2), Panadero, Bargalló, Marc Grau and Alabart, with the crowd at the Palau Blaugrana showing their appreciation.

It didn't take long for enjoyment to begin, Helder Nunes scoring from a Joao assist to make it 1-0 after 3 minutes. This opened up the game, Vilafranca attempting to tie the score, but with Barça really hunting a second goal.

Gabriel Villares did end up bringing the score level to 1-1 (min 10), but Panadero scored off the post from a Bargalló assist on the next play to restore the lead (2-1, min 10). Bargalló then scored a direct free hit (3-1, min 18) before a first time shot by Marc Grau made it 4-1 just before the break.

The score was proving too much for the visitors to claw back, Barça controlling the pace of the game in the second half. The comfortable lead was reflected in the drop in intensity, but Alabart scored in the area after a Nunes assist to make it 5-1, before Nunes scored himself for a 6-1 lead after 44 minutes. Still time for one more goal, a direct free hit consolation for Arnau Ribas 21 seconds before the buzzer, 6-2 the final score in the Palau Blaugrana.

This win makes it twelve out of thirteen and the "winter champions" remain unbeaten. Next up is another game in the Palau Blaugrana when Lleida visit on Sunday 15 January (4.05 pm CET) for the OK Liga match day 14 fixture.




Barça: Carles Grau, Alabart, Sergi Llorca, Joao Rodrigues, Helder Nunes - starting five - Panadero, Bargalló, Marc Grau, Joan Pascual.  

Digittecnic Vilafranca Capital del Vi:  Xus Fernández, Marc Palau, Pablo Del Rio, Manu Necchi, Arnau Ribas - starting five - Pol Ferrer (sg), Gabriel Villares, Joan Vázquez, Arnau Güell, Roger Martí.

Goals: 1-0, Helder Nunes (min 3). 1-1, Gabriel Villares (min 10). 2-1, Panadero (min 10). 3-1, Bargalló (min 18). 4-1, Marc Grau (min 19). 5-1, Alabart (min 41). 6-1, Helder Nunes (min 44). 6-2, Arnau Ribas (min 50). 

Referees: David Calonge, Oriol Garriga. Blue card for Joan Vázquez from Vilafranca.

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