Barcelona had a very easy job in what was supposed to be the derby of Round 9, as the second best team in the ASOBAL faced the best one. However, the Catalan side already from the beginning showed that they won’t have any trouble in Rioja as they had 7-0 lead in the first 7 minutes, and they took the first half with 19:10. The rest of the match was just formality, and the Pascual side in the end celebrated 34:23 victory. Victor Tomas with 7 was the best scorer for Barca, while Lazarov and Sigurdsson contributed 6 goals each.
ASOBAL: Granollers 31:27 BM Cangas, La Rioja 23:34 FC Barcelona, Ademar 36:29 Genil, Guadalajara 26:20 Cuenca, Villa de Aranda 32:29 BM Huesca, Gijon 22:28 Puerto Sagunto, Zamora 25:33 Benidorm