PHOTO: ÀLEX CAPARRÓS - FCB

FCB Intersport stormed their way to an epic victory (32-24) at a magical Palau to reach the Final Four in Cologne (Germany). The tense atmosphere played with the nerves of both teams at the beginning of the match. The Blaugrana, thanks to Saric’s amazing saves in goal, took a commanding 12-3 lead. It was 15 to 9 at the end of the fist half. At the start of the second, Barça didn’t let up and the managed to keep their lead for the rest of the game.

MATCH FACTS

FCB Intersport, 32
BM Atlético Madrid, 24

FCB Intersport (15+17)
: Saric (Sterbik p.s.); Juanín (4, 1p), Tomàs (4), Gurbindo, Jernemyr, Rutenka (11, 3p) -starting team-, Noddesbo, Sorhaindo (1), Sarmiento (1), Montoro (4), Aguirrezabalaga, Stranovsky, Rocas (1), Morros, Entrerríos (4) i Gurbindo (2).

BM Atlético Madrid (9+15)
: Hombrados; Kallman (1), Aguinagalde (12, 2p), García Parrondo, Cañellas (1), Balic (2) -starting team-, Miguel Sánchez, Edu Fernández, Álvaro Ferrer, Ángel Romero, Davis (1), Jurkiewicz, Golun, Masachs i Lazarov (7, 3p).


Referees
: Geipel and Helbig.