|28.09.2007, 16:27||◄ last page|
The Catalonians travel to the Czech Republic with good self-confidence after beating Valladolid.
Barcelona : no mistake in Spain
Barcelona are waiting for the first CL Round and meanwhile they played an important match in Spain. Valladolid have beaten Portland last weekend and travelled to Barcelona with the same idea in mind.
However, the Cadenas team did not make such a mistake and won 35 -28. This match was played in advanced to give more time for Barcelona to focus on Banik Karvina game in the CL.
The victory of Valladolid against Portland was warning for Barcelona. Cadenas tried to motivate his players because this win was important to get a couple of points from Portland and stay on the Spanish top.
His team was motivated. The game went all right for Barça before halftime and it was already four goals for the Catalonians.
Iker Romero and Barrufet were the stars of Barcelona. The Spanish playmaker scored nine goals and he was the leader in the attack. Barrufet helped the strong defence to keep control of the match. Valladolid were not able to react and paid the price for the physical exhaustion after the Portland game.
Barcelona are ready for the CL on Sunday. They will play in the Czech Republic. Banik Karvina are the first test for the new Barcelona of Cadenas in the Champions League.
TEXT: Fernando Urra Goñi