06/12/2021 at 7:34 PM CEST
FC Barcelona beat this Saturday by 31-25 in Nantes who forced him to do his best handball with President Joan Laporta in the box to advance to the Champions League grand final for the second consecutive season.
FC BARCELONA, 31
(15 + 16): Pérez de Vargas (p.), Luka Cindric (1), Ludovic Fàbregas (3), Dika Mem (5), Timothey N’Guessan (3), Aleix Gómez (5, 1p.), Casper Mortensen (3) -seven starters-, Kevin Möller (ps), Thiagus Petrus, Luís Frade (1), Raúl Entrerríos (2), Jure Dolenec (4, p.), Blaz Janc (1), Cédric Sorhaindo, Domen Makuc (3) and Alex Pascual.
HBC NANTES, 26
(13 + 13): Emil Nielsen (p.), Dragan Pechmalbec (3), Alexandre Cavalcanti (2), Edu Gurbindo (1), Thibaud Briet, David Balaguer (4), Valero Rivera (6, 4p.) -Seven initial-, Rok Ovnicek (2), Rock Feliho, Théo Monar (4), Sebastian Augustinussen, Kiril Lazarov (2), Aymeric Minne (1) and Baptiste Damatrin-Bertrand (1).
Mirza Kurtagic and Mattias Wetterwik (Sweden). They excluded two minutes to Ludovic Fàbregas (10:21), Blaz Janc (25:21) and Dika Mem (34:37), from FC Barcelona; and Dragan Pechmalbec (21:14), Aymeric Minne (42:27) and Rock Feliho (48:48), from HBC Nantes.
MARK EVERY FIVE MINUTES
2-0, 6-3, 9-6, 10-8, 12-11, 15-13 (rest), 16-15, 17-17, 18-17, 23-19, 28-23 and 31-26 (final).
Second semi-final of the Final Four of the Men’s Handball Champions League, contested in front of nearly 1,000 spectators at the Lanxess Arena (Cologne, Germany).
Thus, the last rival in contention for the tenth European Cup this Sunday in the end at 6:00 p.m. will be on Danish Aalborg Handbold, who was “loaded” in the first semi-final of favorite Paris Saint-Germain by 33-35.
The Barça team are doing very well with a successful Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas under the sticks and at seven minutes, he was already winning 3-0 to a rival who has not finished finding his way in attack.
Little by little the great Emil Nielsen appeared in the other goal (he will be Blaugrana in 2022) and between his saves and two goals from Catalan David Balaguer, Nantes came close to the single goal, taking advantage of the rigorous exclusion of Ludovic Fàbregas (6-5 at 12 ‘).
With four goals, an unstoppable Dika Mem carried the weight of the team in attack and the eruption of Domen Makuc and Blaz Janc stretched the ‘gum’ still up to three goals (11-8 in 21 ‘).
Dika Mem scored four goals in the first half
| VICTOR SALGADO -FCB
The referees have twice pardoned the exclusion of veteran former Barcelona player and Macedonian coach Kiril Lazarov (41) for holding the ball and two goals in a row from Théo Monar further tightened the score (12-11 at 25 ‘).
Nantes put a lot of pressure on the defense with some condescension from the Swedish couple and the current finalist had to “cut” a lot of stones, as in an attack of more than two minutes in which Dika Mem ended up forcing a penalty which s ‘is transformed by the youth team Aleix Gómez. At rest, 15-13 and a lot of fabric to cut.
The second half did not start well for Barça’s interests. Nielsen was erected on a wall with at least four saves of enormous merit and the French attack was paying off until the former Blaugrana Valero Rivera placeholder image tied with his fourth safe penalty (17-17 at 38 ‘) and even attacked three times to take the lead.
N’Guessan was very active in attack
| VCTOR SALGADO – FCB
Xavi Pascual stopped the game when he saw that his team had scored two goals in 12 minutes (one from Jure Dolenec’s penalty), but Nielsen was still insurmountable. Fortunately, Gonzalo also prevented the “sorpasso” Against a rival who defended perfectly and had not conceded a single against, the great specialty of Barça.
Barça regained its freshness by taking advantage of a few mistakes by a Nantes resident who had not made any for many minutes and between Dika Mem and a robust Fàbregas they did the rest without forgetting the 3/3 of Dolenec of seven meters (23-19 in 51, maximum income ‘).
Casper Mortensen took a self-esteem bath with two key goals (the second to an empty goal) and a sensational Gonzalo continued to stop to place a 26-20 in the 53rd minute that should have been worth a final. So that was it. Victory by 31-26 and … for the ‘Tenth’ this Sunday against Aalborg.