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Barça beats Reus in the Cup final

Barça has claimed a new Cup title thanks to its extraordinary physical display and its ability to dominate the decisive details of the match. He has ended up imposing his law with great solvency against a Reus that has had its moment at the start of the game. He has missed two penalties that have prevented him from competing until the end. Garcia’s team, which has starred in a good Copa del Rey, has been one step away from the big prize.

Reus has found priceless support in the stands. Some 250 red and black fans have turned the Pavelló Onze de Setembre into a small Palau d’Esports.

It gave the impression that the 3-0 scoreline in favor of Barcelona just at halftime has become an excessive punishment for Reus. There have been sections of the first half in which the red and blacks have been able to surprise their rival, but they have lacked skill, especially on penalties. They have failed up to two, first Gelmà, with 0-0 on the scoreboard, and then Salvat, to try to reduce the distance to 2-1. No hit found.

On the other hand, Barça dominates the details like nobody else. Joao Rodrigues did finish the penalty he had given on the second attempt and then Matías Pascual scored a brace to penalize Reus terribly. He has not overwhelmed by game, but he did dominate the quartermaster, hence the superiority of a Barcelona more practical than brilliant.

Edu Castro’s team was allowed to modify a piece in the goal at half-time, Egurrola came on for Sergi Fernández. It is not a headache, which one better.

The physical wear and tear to which Barça submits its rivals has taken its toll on Reus in the second half. Already with the disadvantage and the psychological pain of being behind on the scoreboard, Garcia’s men received the fourth blow eight minutes after the restart, this time thanks to a goal by Nil Roca, from inside the area.

Pau Bargalló was able to define the fifth with a direct, in Reus’s tenth foul, but Càndid Ballart prevented him. Actually, the second half, it has been a kind of formality, the people from Reus have had a lot of trouble generating scoring options. Egurrola has not been required.

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