News : Handball – Barça crowns perfect season with Champions League victory – sport
Handball, Champions League: FC Barcelona won the Champions League for the tenth time and crowned their perfect season with a show of force. The record winner defeated the Danish outsider Aalborg Handbold in the final of the premier class in Cologne with 36:23 (16:11). With the 61st win in the 61st game of the season, Barca made the triple of national championship, cup win and triumph in the premier class perfect.
Right winger Aleix Gomez was in front of 1000 spectators with nine goals the best scorer for the team of the outgoing head coach Xavi Pascual, who won the title in the most important club competition in Europe after 2015. Third place in the Final Four tournament went to Paris St. Germain with a 31:28 (17:13) win in the French duel with HBC Nantes.
Barcelona had prevailed against Nantes in the semifinals on Saturday with 31:26 and thus made it into the final as in the previous season. At that time Barca lost to the German record champions THW Kiel. On Sunday, the Catalans won the title in the Champions League, which has been played since 1993, for the ninth time, and once (1991) they had previously won the European Cup.
Swimming, world record: The Australian Kaylee McKeown set a world record over 100 meters back in the national Olympic trials for swimmers. The 19-year-old struck in the final on Sunday at the South Australian Aquatic Center in Adelaide after 57.45 seconds. McKeown improved the previous world record of 57.57 seconds, which the American Regan Smith had set in 2019.
Soccer, Schalke 04: The general meeting of Bundesliga relegated Schalke 04 was canceled after agenda item 4 (discussion of the reports). This was announced by the meeting leader Jens Buchta, who had previously announced his departure as chairman of the supervisory board after the end of the general meeting, shortly before 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
“The votes and elections must be legally incontestable. We cannot restore this situation today,” quoted the WAZ Buchta. On Sunday morning, the general meeting was initially interrupted for half an hour due to technical malfunctions.
“There are technical problems with the test vote. We are working flat out on a solution. Thank you for your patience,” wrote the royal blues on Twitter. The meeting was streamed live. Members who wanted to watch the event and vote had to register in advance and go through a preliminary identification.