The water polo season in Spain was opened by the 14th Catalonia Cup (Copa Catalunya). Eight Catalan teams took part.
As expected, the trophy was won by Barceloneta, which clinched the 1st place for the fourth time in a row.
The best Spanish club started its campaign by beating Barcelona in the quarterfinal match (12:10), played in Barcelona.
The semifinals and the medal matches were held in Tarragona. In the semifinals, Barceloneta water polo players downed Mataro convincingly (13:6), while they defeated Sabadell in the final (7:5).
Barceloneta’s three reinforcements Michael Bodegas (Italy), Milan Aleksic (Serbia) and Miguel De Toro (Spain) debuted for their new club at the Catalonia Cup.
This was the 12th Catalonia Cup for Barceloneta . The competition was founded in 2006. Since then, Barceloneta hasn’t won the 1st place just twice. Terrassa clinched the trophy in the season 2011/12, while Sabadell was the best in the season 2015/16.
Mataro – Catalunya 13:10
Barceloneta – Barcelona 12:10
Sabadell – Mediterrani 8:5
Terrassa – Sant Andreu 16:5
Barceloneta – Mataro 13:6
Sabadell – Terrassa 7:5
Bronze medal match
Mataro – Terrassa 11:7
Barceloneta – Sabadell 7:5