Monday, February 7, 2011

[REVIEW] MSL - At home, Vivo / Minas gives the payback to the Pinheiros / Sky

In the first round, the Pinheiros / Sky (SP) defeated the traditional Vivo / Minas (MG) by 3 sets to 1. This SUNDAY (06.02), in front of the home crowd, the Minas team, four times champions of the Superleague Men's Volleyball, won by the same score, with partial 23/25, 27/25, 25/16 and 25/19. The match, played in the Arena Vivo in Belo Horizonte, was valid for the fourth round of return.

In the confrontation between Olympic champions André Nascimento, opposite of Vivo / Minas, and Gustavo the central Pinheiros / Sky, better for the homeowner. André was the name of the game. The striker was the leading scorer with 18 hits (16 attack, a block and a drawing).

The libero Tiago Brendle, from Vivo / Minas, was named player of the match and received the trophy VivaVôlei.

This was the tenth victory of Vivo / Minas in 19 games in the competition. The team occupies the seventh place with 30 points accumulated. The Pinheiros / Sky has 11 victories and eight defeats and ranks fifth in the standings.

The Vivo / Minas will play next TUESDAY (8/2) back at home in the Vivo Arena. The opponent will be the Londrina / Sercomtel (PR), at 21h, with live broadcast by channel Sportv. Already the Pinheiros / Sky will return to acting in front of their home crowd. THURSDAY (10.02), the Sao Paulo team faces the Soya / Blumenau / MP (SC), 20h30, at Henry Villaboin Gymnasium in Sao Paulo.

VIVO Minas 3 x 1 Pinheiros Sky
(23/25, 27/25, 25/16 and 25/19)

Matchday: February 06, 2011
Arena: VIVO
, Belo Horizonte (MG)
Game Time: 106m
Top scorer: André Nascimento (VIVO Minas)
–  18 pts
VivaVôlei Trophy: Tiago Brendle (VIVO Minas)
Attendance: 3.162

VIVO/MINAS – Marlon, André Nascimento, Diogo, Chupita, Henrique and Russel Holmes. Líbero – Tiago Brendle
Replacements – Otávio, Edinho, Rafa and Ezinho
Head Coach – Marcelo Fronckowiak

PINHEIROS/SKY – Murilo, Tuba, Aranha, Refatti, Gustavo and Silêncio. Líbero - Polaco
Replacements – Vinhedo, Maurício and Aureliano.
Head Coach– Mauro Grasso

Complete Match Stats: HERE [in Portuguese]
Source: CBV [in Portuguese]

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