There is no one who can with this Barcelona, capable of unstitching how many rivals have come his way for almost three years, conqueror of the last two Champions League and now, once again, a participant for the Final Four Cologne, which will be held from June 17 to 18. To do this, they got rid of the Danish GOG (36-31), whom they had already beaten in the first leg of the quarterfinals 30-37. One more recital and, once again, a license to dream of laurel number 12 in their showcases. The rivals: the German Magdeburg, the French PSG and the Polish Barlinek Industria Kielce. The draw will be held this Friday at 12 noon.
Although the Danish team initially put up a battle -even though their star Pytlick was not there-, goalkeeper Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas appeared to put up the wall (as Nielsen did in the first leg), to make 12 saves in the first act, and the Barça picked up a run and tone, a steamroller in quick attacks. So much for the GOG who, however, did not give up and at times took advantage of Barca’s relaxation, knowing that they could no longer lose by so many goals ahead and put the tie into question. But at 29-25, coach Ortega said enough was enough, he yelled a few times and Barça recovered, even with young players with a future like Janc and Frade.
With the stake and victory closed, also the safe-conduct for the Final Four, the Palau, which had almost 4,000 fans, shouted in unison one day of departure while the players hugged, bounced and danced on the court to celebrate a new success culé. Now, Cologne awaits you.
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