Men’s Volleyball Super League is marked by surprises in the first round of the quarterfinals < In Attack

Men’s Volleyball Super League is marked by surprises in the first round of the quarterfinals < In Attack
Men’s Volleyball Super League is marked by surprises in the first round of the quarterfinals < In Attack
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Campinas players celebrated the victory over Cruzeiro, current two-time champion of the Men’s Volleyball Superliga.
(photo: Agência i7/Sada Cruzeiro)

Typically, volleyball players say that when the playoffs start, a new competition begins. And this was seen in the first round of the quarterfinals of the Men’s Volleyball Super League, which was marked by upsets in all matches. The four games were played on Sunday (31/3) and this Monday (1/4).

Cruzeiro, São José, Sesi Bauru and Guarulhos finished the initial phase of the Superliga in first place, were hosts of the first clash of the best of three duels against the other classifieds – Campinas, Joinville, Araguari and Minas, respectively – and lost in the initial round.

Defeated in front of their own fans, the clubs will visit their rivals in game two of the series with the obligation to win to force the third clash – which would be at home – and try to continue in the competition. The decisive duels will take place on Thursday (4/4) and Friday (5/4) – see the times for each match below.

The zebras of the Men’s Volleyball Super League

Leader with 21 wins in 22 games in the first part of the Superliga, Cruzeiro was surprised in Riachão by eighth-placed Campinas, which they won by 3 sets to 0 (25/19, 27/25 and 25/23).

São José, owner of the second best campaign and current champion of the Supercopa Brasil, received the unpleasant visit from Joinville. The team from Santa Catarina only lost the third set and won 3-1 (25/20, 25/20, 17/25 and 25/22).

Representative of Triângulo Mineiro, Araguari also won, but had difficulty against Sesi Bauru. The team faced the inspired opposite Darlan, who scored an incredible 41 points in the game, and only won in the tie-break, in an exciting victory by 3 sets to 2 (25/16, 35/33, 21/25, 17/25 and 15/11).

Minas Tênis Clube also showed that falling behind in the initial phase was not a problem in the knockout stages and beat Guarulhos. Fifth placed before the playoffs, the team from Belo Horizonte beat their rival, with a tight partial in the fourth set to crown the victory by 3 to 1 (27/29, 25/23, 25/20 and 32/30 ).

Upcoming Men’s Super League games

Needing just one victory to qualify for the semifinals, Campinas, Minas, Araguari and Joinville will be home teams and can confirm the underdogs.

  • Campinas x Cruzeiro – Thursday (4/4), at 6:30 pm – Ginásio Taquaral
  • Minas x Guarulhos – Thursday (4/4), at 9pm – Arena UniBH
  • Araguari x Sesi Bauru – Friday (5/4), at 6:30 pm – Arena Sicoob Aracoop
  • Joinville x São José – Friday (5/4), at 9pm – Centerventos Cau Hansen

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