Barcelona crowned for the second time in a row

Marie Mahé, Media365, published on Sunday June 19, 2022 at 8:45 p.m.

This Sunday, FC Barcelona retained its title of European champion in men’s handball, after winning the Champions League final, against the Poles of Vive Kielce, at the end of the penalty shootout (37 -35 (32-32)).

A real feat. This Sunday, near the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, FC Barcelona retained their title of European champion in men’s handball, after winning the Champions League final against the Poles of Vive Kielce, at the end of the penalty shootout (37-35 (32-32)). A tight finish from start to finish. Led in particular by an excellent Gomez, author of a total of nine goals, the Barcelonans took matters into their own hands, after conceding the first goal. In the first period, however, the gap was never significant or beyond +3 (5-2, 6-3, 7-4, 8-5, 9-6, 10-7). At the break, only a small unit then separated the two teams (14-13). The second act was just as tight, if not more so. During the last thirty minutes of play, it was only a mano a mano, where neither the Catalans, with whom the French Fabregas (one goal), Mem (five goals), N’guessan (five goals) and Richardson ( two goals), nor the Poles then managed to take more than a step ahead.

Kiel finished third

But, on arrival and at the end of these first 60 minutes of play, the Poles, with whom the French Nahi and Tournat play in particular, two goals each, had set the record straight (28-28), well led in particular by Dujshebaev, Karalek, Kulesh, Moryto and Vujovic, who all finished with four goals. Rebelote in overtime, which the two teams have thus completed, tied (32-32). Before this terrible penalty shootout, which thus turned to Barcelona’s advantage (37-35). Never since the establishment of the Final Four, evening during the 2008-09 season, had a formation managed to retain its title. In its history, Barça now has a total of eleven Champions Leagues. Note that the group that finished third in this edition is German. This is Kiel, who also went to the penalty shootout (37-35) to overcome the Hungarians of Veszprem.

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