Barça Lassa trailed almost all game against Orlen Wisla Plock of Poland in Saturday’s IHF Champions League game at the Palau Blaugrana, but snatched 28-27 victory in the final seconds thanks to a dramatic winner from Syprzack.

It wasn’t the most vintage performance from the blaugrana, but sheer guts and self-belief got them through, with Pérez de Vargas, Enterríos and Dolenec all posting outstanding displays.

The Poles are battling for a place in the knockout stages, and the intensity they put into the game reflected their delicate position. Barcelona, meanwhile, are already assured a place in the next round, although not by the direct berth into the quarter finals unless there is a dramatic turn of events.

Neither side had any kind of meaningful lead until shortly after the break, when Wisla pulled four points ahead on 19-23.

Had it not been for five vital saves from Pérez de Vargas, that would probably have been it, but instead some rapid counter-attacks initiated by Vargas and finished off by Enterrios, Ariño and Aleix got things back all square on 24-24.

The Palau was roaring as the drama intensified, and a terrific Enterríos and that dramatic goal from Syprzack with 30 seconds to go meant a game that looked to have slipped away was instead converted into an impressive victory.

La fitxa del partit

Barça Lassa, 28

Wisla Plock, 27

Barça Lassa: Pérez de Vargas (1), Entrerríos (5), Sorhaindo (1), Dika Mem (1), Viran Morros, Aleix Gómez (2), Ariño (2) -set inicial-, Ristovski, Syprzak (4), Valero Rivera, Dolenec (6), N'Guessan (3), Jallouz (3), i Alexis Borges.

Wisla Plock: Wichary (-), Ghionea (4), Toledo (5), Gebala (1), Racotea (5), Gebala (1), Mihic (4) -set inicial-, Morawski, Duarte (4), Obradovic (-), Ivic (-) Tarabochia (-) i Zabic (3).

Parcials: 3-2 /6-6 /8-10 /12-11 /14-15 /descans/ 16-19/ 18-20/ 19-23/ 24-24/ 26-26/ i 28-27

Àrbitres: Zigmars Sondors i Renars Licis.

Incidències: 2.515 espectadors al Palau Blaugrana

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