Xavi Pascual / PHOTO: ARXIU FCB

“We’re very pleased with this victory. I believe we played a very complete match: we defended in excellent fashion and on offence only our lack of accuracy stopped us from winning by a wider margin.” This was Xavi Pascual’s, Barça Regal’s manager, analysis of the match after Barça beat CAI Zaragoza (49-68).

At the start of the second half, the team found another gear

For the manager, if the match wasn’t finished off earlier, it was because of Barça Regal’s failed attempts - the only black spot on an otherwise stellar performance: “we always found wide-open shots and the only thing that stopped us from having a better game was our lack of accuracy.” The manager, however, said that his players played better in the second half: “in the second half we found another gear and we were better on offence and defence.”

Xavi Pascual also had special words of praise for CAI Zaragoza’s supporters: “they always provide such a great atmosphere. They make their club and basketball great.”

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