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The last game of the Liga, a decisive match for Xavi Pascual’s men, will be played at 18:00 at the Palau. A victory over BM Torrevieja would give the Azulgranas the title, it would also mean that the Barça fans will be able to celebrate a Liga title won at the Palau for the first time in 16 years.

How Barça Intersport come into the match

The Azulgranas played their last game two weeks about away to León meaning they’ve had 15 days without a game. Despite the long break, due to the Final Four, the team have trained with intensity for the past two weeks.

Just as Pascual explained in the prematch press conference: “the match against Torrevieja is a final” and that’s how the players are taking it. The Azulgranas want to maintain their concentration to win their second consecutive, and the Club’s 19th, Liga title.

The possibility of winning the title at home is a factor that highly motivates the Barça players.

The rival

BM Torrevieja come into the Palau in the eight position of the table. The players are trained by a historic manager and professor to many of today’s Spanish managers of the Asobal League, Manolo Laguna.

The Alicante side base their play on a very solid 6-0 defence, it’s very similar to the style that FC Barcelona employ. BM Torrevieja have the fourth most solid defence of the league, only beaten by Barça, BM Atlético Madrid and Cuatro Rayas Valladolid.

Their offensive play is led by David Cuartero. Cuartero has scored 124 goals in this season’s Asobal.

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