Spanish hockey team FC Barcelona have won their fifth ever Copa del Rey title following a 6-2 victory over their rivals CG Puigcerdà on Sunday.
Not to be confused with the famous football club, Barcelona came ready to win right off the opening face-off. 3:33 into the contest, Canadian forward Jeff Barletta made it 1-0 early on to give Barcelona the lead. Four minutes later, Czech-born player Jakub Bauer scored his first of two goals, with his early one giving his team the 2-0 advantage after a period of action. He would score his second goal 14 minutes into the second, giving his team the 3-0 lead that would put Puigcerdà out of contention. Puigcerdà would score two of their own thanks to goals from Lukas Ruzicka and Leon Kelwey-Brown, but a lack of sustained pressure soured any chance of a comeback.
Bauer finished the tournament with a whopping seven points in two games, good enough to beat teammate Pablo Muńoz by three points for the tournament scoring lead. The victory marked Barcelona’s fifth ever Copa del Rey title, awarded to the Spanish league club champion. It was a long awaited victory, as it was Barcelona’s first championship since the 1997 event.
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