fivbmenscwcpoland.com, fot. Adrian Sawko, 14 December 2017
Reigning Brazil and South America champions Sada Cruzeiro of Contagem are back on track to defend their world title here in Poland, after sweeping hosts and Polish champions ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle 3-0 (25-13, 32-30, 25-20) to claim the last remaining ticket to the semifinals of the 2017 FIVB Men’s Club World Championship – much to the disappointment of yet another delightful sellout crowd at Opole Arena.
After having played ten sets on the opening two days, ZAKSA simply failed to live up to the task and crumbled before a vastly improved and impressive today Sada Cruzeiro. Only in the second set did the hosts put up any resistance to the world champions, but missed out on four set points to tie the overall score at 1-1.
Yoandy Leal with 19 points and Evandro Guerra with 17 paved the way for the Sada Cruzeiro success, as the Brazilian side pounded their opponents from the service line and were also highly more efficient in attacking.