El Barrio wins the Kings League final thanks to goals from Adri Contreras and the former UD Las Palmas player, the Argentine central defender Martin Mantovanitwice.
Once it was known that more than 92,000 people packed the stands of the Camp Nou, a fireworks display served to accompany the players of both finalists to the pitch.
Adrian Contreras, as he already did in the semifinal, he again requested the president penalty in the first minute, although this time the result was different. He hit the squad, as he had not been seen to do before, to overtake his team and place the first piece of the trophy.
It was Mantovani, his 12th player, who moments later finished off a corner kick. The game was facing them from very early on. It was minute 3.
Everything came out to ask for them. In addition to the two goals, José Juan was a wall in the other goal.
All the presidents of the league threw the dice and the 3×3 came out, thus unleashing madness at the Camp Nou. In that period, El Barrio was the one that attacked the most, with the former goalkeeper from Alcoyano as a player goalkeeper looking for the third goal that would have practically ensured him the MVP, but the score did not budge.
Espe again missed the penalty for Anniquiladores as soon as the second half began. His shot, already down 2-0 on the scoreboard, went way up and he couldn’t close the gap.
Juan Guarnizo’s men, as was to be expected, went on the attack for the goal, but José Juan was still unbeatable. With the whole team up, El Barrio took advantage of it to, in a counter, close the game with the third.
Deserved victory for Adri Contreras’ men who, against all odds, won the first trophy. of the history of the competition.
A star with a past at UD Las Palmas
The Argentine central Martin MantovaniIn addition to scoring a double, he was named the best player in the first final in the history of the Kings League by Gérard Piqué.
The Argentine played two seasons in the OUT Las Palmas from 2018 to 2020, where he played a total of 38 matches between the league and cup competition.