FC Barcelona’s U12 A and B teams won the XII Edition of the International Mediterranean Football-11 Cup held in Costa Brava. The Azulgranas, who played with the football 11 system for the first time in an official tournament, beat Atlético Madrid in the final by 1-0.

Hard-fought match

The final match started with Atlético pressuring high up the pitch. The team led by Marcel Sans slowly settled into the match and their first shot on goal came 14 minutes into the first half. The chance encouraged the youngsters as they started to dominate the match, even though both sides enjoyed chances. Despite attempts on both goals, the teams went to the half without scoring.

The second half stared with a bang for the Azulgranas. Albert Portas opened up the scoring on 26 minutes with a shot from the penalty spot after an assists from Sergio Gómez. After the goal, Barça continued to create goalscoring chances. The closest of which was when Arnau’s free kick hit the crossbar. Atlético also created chances of their own, but were unable to score.

Azulgrana participation in the MIC

MIC is a tournament that gathers promising youngsters, in four different age brackets, from around the world.  In this edition of the tournament, games were played in four different cities:  Torroella, L’Escala, L’Estartit and Palamós. FC Barcelona was represented in two categories, the U12 A and B teams and the U14 C team.



FC Barcelona: Adrià Rojas, Arnau Comas, Pere Mogente, Imad El Kabbou, Lucas de Vega, Pau Martínez, Sergio Gomez (Bernat Renom, min 55), Alejandri Marcos, Joan Altimira (Víctor Gómez, min 58), Victor de Joaquin and Albert Portas (Labinot, min 59).

Atlético de Madrid: Cristian Gomez, Gustavo Giordano, Raul Andrei, Juan Luis Garcia, Fernando Medrano, Silvano Nater, Oscar Jiménez, David Rabadán, Jose Luis Platas, Aitor Álvarez and Rodrigo Riquelme

Goal: 1-0, Albert Portas, min 26.

Referee: Joel Guerrera.

U14 A is eliminated by Aspire in the semifinals

Fran Sánchez and Xavi Franquesa’s team were not able to beat Aspire in their age group. The Azulgranas were eliminated from the tournament semifinals after losing a penalty shootout.

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