That there will be a Spanish team in the final of the Len Euro Cup was already known before the start of the first leg of the semifinals between the CN Barcelona and CN Sabadell. But, after that first round, it can already be said that Quim Colet’s men have one foot in the final after winning the first match by 10-12 in the Nova Escullera. A magical third set gave them that advantage against a combative local team that tried until the end.
The first partial was of visiting domain. The international Bernat Sanahuja opened the can (0-1) and only his partner Selection Roger Tahull scored for the locals (1-3). But the forces balanced right after. Sanahuja kept a CN Sabadell team afloat that was at the mercy of the cenebistas, led by Marc Valls and Tahull, both with two more goals in this period (5-5). Everything to decide, although in the third quarter something unusual was going to happen.
CN Sabadell converted its first three attacks and was unleashed, as if everything it touched went inside. There was no way the locals could stop the bleeding. The result went from 5-5 to 6-12, which speaks for itself. The match was decided, Colet’s team reserved in the last set, where they did not score, although CN Barcelona did not manage to get closer than 10-12.
The other semifinal, which was to face Palermo against Ortiga, an Italian duel, was suspended due to COVID-19. The second leg will be played on February 9. In this case, for the meeting between the two Catalans, it will be in the Can Llong pool. CN Sabadell has everything going for it, but CN Barcelona has experienced players to think that everything is still possible.