FC Barcelona Lassa’s incredible winning run in domestic play came under serious threat on Wednesday night in Benidorm. They found themselves in the unfamiliar situation of playing catch-up for almost the entire match – and things were only decided in the last five minutes and by a narrow margin of just three goals.

Home coach Fernando Latorre stunned the Catalans with a daring 7-man attack, and the gamble looked to be paying off until the 22nd minute, when Nguessan finally nudged Barça into the lead.

The Frenchman found some astounding form in the final minutes of the game, and that coupled with some tremendous goalkeeping work from Pérez de Vargas ensured the win and some huge sighs of relief in the Barça Lassa camp.


BM Benidorm, 27

FC Barcelona Lassa, 30

BM Benidorm: Pablo Ariel Simonet (4), Ander Torrico (4), Eloy Gonzalez (-), Esteban Joaquin Salinas (7), David Jimenez (3), Victor Saez (2), Ignacio Valles (1) –set inicial- Ruben Machan (1), Francisco Javier Bernabeu (-), Emilio Esteban (2), Carlos Calle, Carlos Grau (3), Danil Chernov (-), David Cuartero (-), Ivan Rodriguez (-), MIle Mijuskoic

Barça Lassa: Borko Ristovski, N’Guessan (5), Filip Jicha (),  Dika Mem (1), Valero Rivera (4), N’Guessan, Syprzak (1), JoanSaubich (2)–set inicial- Pérez de Vargas, Víctor Tomàs (2), Entrerríos (2), Sorhaindo (2),  Lasse Andersson (-), Aitor Ariño (1),  Viran Morros (-), Kiril Lazarov (5)

Parcials: 4-1 / 7-3 / 8-4 / 11-7 / 14-10 / 17-14 / Descans / 19-18 / 22-20 / 24-23 / 24-24 / 25-26 / 27-30

Arbitres: José Manuel Iniesta Castillo y Miguel Martin Soria Fabián

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