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Leonel Maciel, the second Argentine champion of the Handball Champions League

Leonel Maciel He became the second Argentine to be champion of the Handball Champions League after Diego Simonet thanks to the fact that this Sunday Barcelona beat Kielce of Poland in the final on penalties 5-3 – in regulation time they tied 32-32 – and won their eleventh European trophy after those of 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 , 2000, 2005, 2011, 2015 and 2021. The match was played at the stadium Lanxess Arena of Cologne, Germany, which hosted the definition of the championship.

Barcelona won the Champions League for the second consecutive year and achieved its eleventh titleTwitter FCBhandbol
Leonel Maciel was part of the Barcelona squad for the 17 games that the Champions League lasted
Leonel Maciel was part of the Barcelona squad for the 17 games that the Champions League lasted

After the consecration, in an interview that he gave to the official press of the Champions League, Maciel expressed: “I can’t believe how everything happened. In the end you realize that it’s worth it when you see these people. Mentally it was very hard for everyone, this team beat us during the year and to finish like this the two-time championship is deserved”. Also, he left a message for the national handball: “I think it is difficult for boys from Argentina to measure what Argentine handball is, how we are trying to grow and reach it. I get a lot of messages from guys, I know that maybe they don’t see me play or they don’t understand much but they are there encouraging “.

The Argentine goalkeeper, who is a fixture in the calls for the national team and has been playing for clubs in Spain for almost a decade, assured in the interview that it was his farewell to Barcelonaa club that had a dream season with the obtaining another five titles: Super Cups of Spain and Catalonia; Copa del Rey; and the League and the Sacyr ASOBAL Cup.

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