PHOTO: ÀLEX CAPARRÓS-FCB

Barça Intersport kicked off the second half of the group stage with a victory over Pick Szeged at the Palau Blaugrana (33-24). The men led by Xavi Pascual, who didn’t pull away from their Hungarian counterparts until the final stretch of the match, have notched up six consecutive victories in the European competition, and they lead Group D with 12 points.

MATCH FACTS

FCB Intersport, 33
Pick Szeged, 24

Barcelona Intersport (16+17): Sterbik, Noddesbo (3), Juanín (4), Sorhaindo (1), Gurbindo (2), Rocas (5, 2p), Morros, Víctor Tomás (3), Entrerríos (1), Sarmiento (3), Montoro (1), Aguirrezabalaga (3), Rutenka (4, 1p), Stranovsky (3).

Pick Szeged (13+11): Mikler (Tatai, p.s.), Buday, Nagy, Larholm (4, 2p), Blazevic, Sulc (6), Kekezovic (2), Vadkerti, Pribanic (4), Fekete, Zubai (3), Balogh (3), Czina, Hegedus, Ancsin (2).

Score at intervals of five minutes: 2-2, 4-3, 7-7, 9-8, 14-11, 16-13 (halftime), 19-16, 21-19, 24-21, 28-23, 30-24 and 33-24 (final).

Referees: Krstic and Ljubic.