LIVESTREAM Spain: Las Rozas Black Demons @ Badalona Dracs, April 18, 11:00 am CET (05:00 am ET)

This regular season Spanish League of American Football finale features the country’s top two teams squaring off against each other as the undefeated Las Rozas Black Demons (7-0) pay a visit to Barcelona to face the 6-1 Badalona Dracs.

The last time they met the Black Demons won 29-7. This matchup could easily be a preview of the Spanish championship. This early Sunday game is a classic example of offense versus defense as the Black Demons’s high flying offense led by Chris Merchant faces a tenacious Dracs defense.

Las Rozas Black Demons @ Badalona Dracs, April 18, 11:00 am CET (05:00 am ET)

The Badalona Dracs have lost only one game all season. They can avenge this loss on Sunday. The Dracs defense has been one of the league’s best the powerful combination of an athletic secondary featuring Lucas Masero and Jordi Burgnani with the lethal pass rush of Mike Taylor has made this a tough group to score against. Offensively, the Dracs veteran passer Sergi Gonzalo looks to find playmakers Dario Dobrolevski and Niko Lester through the air. The Dracs offense will need to control the ball and establish a running game in order to play to their strengths against a tough Laz Rozas squad Sunday. Expect the Dracs to feed running back Eduard Morlans early and often.

Defensive end Mike Taylor on avenging the Dracs only loss this season:

“The team is looking forward to this game. Ever since we lost to them, this team has always been on our mind. Last game we didn’t have any film on those guys, now we do. Hopefully we can make the right adjustments that lead to a different result this time around.”

The Black Demons confidently cruise into the final game of the regular season with an undefeated record. They dominated the Dracs back in February and hope to do the same come Sunday. Look for Chris Merchant, Mavin Saunders, and Marcos de La Mata to keep finding their way into the endzone. Defensively, Laz Rozas has unfortunately lost defensive back Darius Robinson, and linebacker William Lloyd for the season. Look for safety Pablo de Diego and linebacker Felix Velasco to step up as a leader on this defense.

Black Demons quarterback Chris Merchant on the regular season finale:

“We are super excited for our rematch against the Dracs because we know they’re a good team that will challenge us to continue and get better. On the offensive side of the ball we’re going to continue to focus on the little details. Since we’ve clinched first place we’re also going to try and get some other guys quality reps against good competition!”

This is an excellent game as both of these teams could be playing in month for the Spanish championship. Both coaches will likely use their entire rosters and get creative as these teams could be seeing each other again very soon, maybe even with a trophy on the line.

Watch the game live here. Las Rozas Black Demons @ Badalona Dracs, April 18, 11:00 am CET (05:00 am ET)

Badalona Dracs roster (Click to enlarge)

Las Rozas Black Demons roster (Click to enlarge)

 

 

 

Alex Malchow
Alex is a former professional American football player who is now studying in London. His goal writing for AFI is to stay involved with the game that has given him so much. Alex enjoys covering leagues and players and sharing different football stories from across the globe.
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