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Liberbank Cantabria Sinfín defeated Bidasoa 33-28 in the first semifinal of the Asobal Cup

06/05/2021 at 8:28 PM CEST


Led by a wonderful Ernesto Sánchez in objective and an important protection, Liberbank Cantabria Sinfín gave the shock and acquired into the remaining of the Asobal Cup after clearly beating Bidasoa de Irún (33-28), in a match in which he had management from begin to end and is already ready for Barça or Bada Huesca in the title duel.




(13 + 20): Ernesto Sánchez (p., 1), Nacho Valles (6, 2p.), Nicolás Zungri (7), Diego Muñiz, Vladyslav Ostroushko (4), Alejandro Blázquez (6), Alberto Pla (3) -starting seven-, Elcio Carvalho (ps), Herrero Lon (5), Cristian Postigo, Carlos Lastra, Ángel Basualdo, Sergio Rubio and Luis Pla.


(11 + 17): José Manuel Sierra (p.), Jon Azkue (6), Sergio de la Salud (2), Rodrigo Salinas (5), Iker Serrano (1), Iñaki Cavero (5, 2p.), Adrián Crowley -starting seven-, Xoan Ledo (p., 1), Dan-Emil Racotea (2), Mikel Zabala (3), Julen Aguinagalde (2), Thomas Tesoriere (1), Nicolás Bonanno and Matheus Da Silva.


Bustamante López (Navarre) and Álvarez Mata (Basque). Two minutes have been excluded from Nicolás Zungri (16:05) and Vladyslav Ostroushko (39:54), from Liberbank Cantabria Sinfín; and Dan-Emil Racotea (35:12) and Julen Aguinagalde (41:18), from Bidasoa Irun.


1-1, 5-2, 7-3, 10-6, 11-8, 13-11 (relaxation), 16-12, 19-14, 21-16, 26-19, 29-24 and 33-28 (remaining).


First semifinal of the males’s handball Asobal Cup performed earlier than about 1,000 spectators at the Palacio de los Deportes de Santander ‘La Ballena’.

The host took benefit of the lack of success of the Bidasoa and acquired a 4-1 run in the early phases of the match, prompting the Bidasotarra coach, Jacobo Cuétara, to promptly request a time-out to attempt to redirect the scenario.

The excellent efficiency of Ernesto Sánchez underneath the sticks allowed the host crew to take care of their benefit in the following minutes and to face in the Equator of the first half with a 7-3 in their favor.

Regardless of the push of the Basque crew to scale back variations, Liberbank Cantabria Sinfín remained very agency in protection and guarded his earnings, which ranged between three and 4 objectives.

In the remaining moments of the first 30 minutes, the Sinfín appeared to point out the nice effort made and the Bidasoa Irún was capable of lower variations to achieve the break with solely two objectives beneath in the digital (13-11).

In the resumption, Liberbank Cantabria began with a 3-Zero run to place the rating at 16-11, forcing Cuétara to name for an additional outing to cease making an attempt to cease the bleeding.

Ernesto Sánchez was decisive along with his 16 saves


Ernesto continued giving a recital in the objective and Víctor Montesinos’ crew, with 10 minutes remaining to complete the recreation, noticed the chance of taking part in the remaining nearer, reaching a momentary benefit of as much as Eight factors (26-18).

Bidasoa Irún pressed his choices by taking part in the final minutes with out a goalkeeper in assault and urgent on the whole courtroom in protection, however lastly he couldn’t forestall the Liberbank Cantabria Sinfín performed its first Asobal Cup remaining due to the definitive 33-28. His rival shall be FC Barcelona or Bada Huesca, the second semi-finalists.

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