Barça, League champions and with half a ticket to the final four of the Champions League, bowed their knees (32-32) on the court of modest Antequera, already relegated bottom team, in matchday 28 of the League Asobal. It is the first tie that the Barça team has conceded on the court after winning 86 games in a row, that is, three years after the last tie, in 2019.
Without the demand for victory, without coach Carlos Ortega on the bench, he goes down due to intestinal indisposition, and with six players from the subsidiary - goalkeeper Jordi González, Cenic, Pablo Urdangarin, Palomino, Parera, Pujol -, Barça let the victory in the last 5 minutes, arriving with a 3-goal advantage (28-31). In the first half, Barça dominated for 20 minutes, but went to halftime one down (16-15).
He missed the absence of important players, reserved for the Champions League quarter-final second leg on Thursday against Flensburg, such as goalkeeper Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas, full-backs Dika Mem and Tim N'Guessan, central defender Luka Cindric, winger Aleix Gómez, defender Thiagus Petrus and injured pivots Luis Frade and Ludo Fàbregas.
This is the first match that they have not won since the tie at the Logroño court (28-28) on March 27, 2019, also with the League won, with six games to go.
Since then, Barça had won all 86 games played, but one was given up for lost, that of matchday 6 of the current Asobal League against Torrelavega, whom they beat at the Palau Blaugrana by 41-28 on 30 December. November. However, the improper alignment of Ben Ali (because he had been signed after the initial date of the match, on October 10, which was postponed) caused the Spanish Federation Competition Committee to consider the match lost by 0 -10.
It is the only official defeat that appears in the unblemished track record of the Blaugrana, who on the court, playing, have not lost since the resounding victory of Fraikin Granollers at the Palau Blaugrana on April 13, 2018 (28-29).