Noddesbo / PHOTO: ÀLEX CAPARRÓS

Barça Intersport are playing absolute beautiful handball in the Champions League. The team led by Xavi Pascual defeated the Swiss team Kadetten by 36-25. The visiting team, however, took an early 0-2 lead, but a good reaction led by Noddesbo and goals from Gurbindo and Rutenka were key in Barça’s comeback (19-13). The second half, which was more placid than the first, saw the Blaugrana pull away from their opponent (36-25).

MATCH FACTS

FCB Intersport, 36
Kadetten Handball, 25

FCB Intersport (19+17): Saric, Tomás (2), Gurbindo (2), Noddesbo (7), Sarmiento (4), Aguirrezábalaga (3), Stranovsky (3, 1p.), set inicial, Raúl Entrerríos (3), Sorhaindo (1), Rocas (1p), Montoro (4), Rutenka (3, 1p), Jernemyr, Morros and Juanín (3).

Kadetten Handball (13+12): Vaskevicius; Tominec (2,1p.), Schelbert, Prieto, Emrich, Pendic (3, 1p.), Starczan (6), set inicial, Kukutcha (2), Dissinger (1), Ursic (1), Stojanovic (5), Goepfert (4) and Mamic (1).

Referees: Thierry Dentz (FRA) and Denis Reibel (FRA).

Scores at five-minute intervals: 3-4, 4-6, 9-7, 12-8, 14-10, 19-13 (HT). 23-16, 25-18, 27-20, 30-20, 33-21 and 36-25 (FINAL).