Wednesday, March 23, 2011


The tradition of Vivo / Minas (MG) was stronger. In the first clash of the series best-of-three of the quarter-final for Men's Superleague 10/11, the team four times champions of the competition went to Montes Claros (MG), was not intimidated by the crowd that packed the gym Tancredo Neves and defeated BMG / Montes Claros (MG), for 3 sets to 1 (23/25, 25/20, 25/23 and 25/20) this MONDAY (21.3).

The Vivo / Minas may stamp the passport to the semifinals in front of their fans. The second
duel from the All-Minas Gerais playoff affair is next THURSDAY (24.03), 21h30, at the Arena Vivo in Belo Horizonte. The channel Sportv will broadcast. With the victory, the hosts will move into the semifinals. For the BMG / Montes Claros, only the victory matters to force the third game, which, if necessary, will be played in the SATURDAY (26/03), again in the gym Tancredo Neves, in Montes Claros, at 21h30.

The Vivo / Minas formed an real wall that helped the team get the win. In total, 21 points were scored by the team from Belo Horizonte in blocking, compared to only six of the BMG / Montes Claros.

Highlights of the block of Vivo / Minas were the middle blocker Henrique and the American Russell. Each scored six times each.

The best player of the match was the setter Marlon, of the Vivo / Minas. The world champion with the Brazilian team came out of court with the trophy VivaVôlei in hands. After the match, Marlon highlighted the experience of the team as an decisive factor for victory.

The highest scorer of the match was the outside hitter Diogo, of the Vivo / Minas. The attacker had 20 hits - 17 spikes, one block and two from serve. At BMG / Montes Claros, the highlight was the opposite Alemão, which came during the game, and scored 13 points 

BMG Montes Claros 1 x 3 VIVO Minas
(25/23, 20/25, 23/25 and 20/25

Matchday: March 21, 2011 
Arena: Tancredo Neves, Montes Claros (MG)
Game Time: 118m
Top scorer: Diogo (VIVO Minas
) - 20pts
Attendance: 6.492

VivaVôlei Trophy: Marlon (VIVO Minas)


BMG/MONTES CLAROS – Rodriguinho, Leandrão, Bruno Zanuto, Manius, Salsa and Alberto. Líbero - Fábio
Replacements – Alemão, Rodrigo, Giovanni, Denison and Everaldo
Head Coach – Talmo de Oliveira

VIVO/MINAS – Marlon, André Nascimento, Ezinho, Diogo, Russell Holmes and Henrique. Líbero – Tiago
Replacements – Chupita, Otávio and Lucarelli
Head Coach – Marcelo Fronckowiak

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

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