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Barça’s roller hockey team need to win three games to mathematically seal the OK Liga title. The difference in points between Barça and the second placed team, Coinasa Liceo, grew last week after the green and whites lost against Barça’s next rival, Vendrell. Therefore, the distance now stands at 11 points after Barça’s draw with Voltregà (2-2) last Saturday.

Marc Torra has asked the Palau faithful to attend this Tuesday’s match en masse: “I encourage the fans to come to the Palau because after last week’s draw with Voltregà we need them more than ever.”

Cairo: “complicated team”

Vendrell are a young team and they are currently enjoying their second season in top flight. However, Gaby Cairo defined Barça’s next rival as “the surprise team” of the season. The Azulgranas will have to be very careful with Vendrell, who, in the last round of Liga matches, were able to overcome Liceo by 4-2. Cairo said that his team will “take on Tuesday’s match like we did against Voltregà, but we hope to be a bit more on target, have more attitude and intensity.”

The team led by Guillem Cabestany have Lluís Ferrer in the squad, a player that learned his trade at Barça. We also have to highlight Toni Sánchez, this will be the last time the player will play at the Palau; he’s retiring at the end of the season.

Panadero, injured

In the first half of the season, Barça beat Vendrell by 1-4. The Azulgranas can’t afford to let one point slip, especially at home. If Barça win their next three matches they will be the OK Liga champions. “At the Palau we can’t lose points, because these are the ones that will take us to the title,” said Marc Torra.

Barça will attempt to get the win without Sergi Panadero, who is injured.

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