Cívitas Gudalajara won its first final by staying on the court against Frigoríficos del Morrazo (27-31) to continue dreaming of salvation and putting the Galician team in serious trouble, who missed an unbeatable opportunity to avoid direct relegation.
Guadalajara risked their lives in O Gatañal, and that was evident in the intensity with which they played despite the fact that the club continues to owe several salaries to the squad. Juan Carlos Requena’s block was superior to Frigoríficos during the sixty minutes, both in intensity and in play. From the beginning, the team from Alcarria set the pace of the match, with Tito Díaz destroying the Frigoríficos defense, as thick in attack as it lacked intensity in defense. Nacho Moyano stopped the game at minute 12 (5-7), but his team continued to give too many defensive facilities.
Guadalajara reached the break with a 3-goal lead (15-18). Frigoríficos raised their defensive level by one point at the start of the second half, and that allowed them to equalize after a 4-1 run in seven minutes. But after making everything more difficult, Nacho Moyano’s team fell apart with several turnovers and his rival distanced himself again. The local coach called for a time-out again (20-24, min.45), but this time his team was unable to react, with Juan Del Arco disastrous in attack, missing several shots in attack and unable to take advantage of his superiorities.