Andre Nascimento closer to historic feat
|Andre Nascimento is about to reach historic mark|
Olympic champion in Athens in 2004, Andre Nascimento is close to joining a select group. After scoring 19 points in the last round, the opposite of VIVO / Minas (MG) is three to reach the mark of 3,000 hits in the history of the competition. And the feat can be achieved in this THURSDAY (13.01) when the team from Minas, will receive Fatima / Medquímica / Sogipa ( RS ), in Arena VIVO. The match starts at 21h, with live broadcast by channel Sportv (with LIVE STREAM) .
Only two players have surpassed that mark. Ezinho, companion of André in VIVO Minas is the leading scorer in league history with 3,269 hits. In the second place is the experienced player Orlando, from Santo André Spread, accumulating 3,073 points.
In the last round, VIVO Minas made a difficult game against Cimed Florianópolis, the defending champions, but was defeated by 3 sets to 2. The Belo Horizonte-based team, four times champions of the competition, is in seventh place in the standings with 18 points in 12 matches - six wins and six defeats. Fatima / Medquímica / Sogipa is the 12th place with 15 points (three wins and nine defeats).
Mario Junior, from Vôlei Futuro, takes a match suspension.
|Mario Junior (center) said what shouldn't.|
On the morning of January 11, 2011, in the Superior Tribunal of Sports Justice (STJD / Volleyball section) in Rio de Janeiro, the libero Mario Junior went to trial and was eventually suspended in one match in a unanimous decision. Thus, the athlete will miss the match against Sao Caetano on Saturday, Jan. 15.
The fact that generated the complaint occurred on November 27, 2010, in a match against the team Fatima/Sogipa, who won the duel by 3 sets to 2.
Unilever calls for the crowd
|A huge crowd is expected in the first match of Unilever in 2011.|
Biggest winner of the Super League, with six titles, Unilever began the season now in full force. With 10 points, the Rio team leads the competition, followed by Vôlei Futuro, with the same score, but at a disadvantage in the second tiebreakers: points average (dividing the number of points scored by suffered). To keep winning in the championship, Unilever hopes to have the mass support of the fans in the first match in Rio de Janeiro.
"The public of Rio is missing us. I have heard it in the streets. We had a break of ten days at the end of the year, which is not common. We did our homework, which was to maintain physical fitness, and returned to the training even more motivated. Now we want to get good results against San Jose and Brusque to really start the year off right, "says the libero Fabi.
While Unilever leads the competition, Pauta / São Jose campaign has been modest. Tenth, the team from Santa Catarina sum four defeats and one win. But for the opposite hitter Regis, caution is needed before the adversary.
Although São José come from less favorable results in the Superleague, caution must be exercised. They managed to get the first victory over Brusque in the last round and will certainly want more. But we're motivated. Certainly, the fans will like the team's performance", says the Unilever player.