Cruzeiro turns against Taubat, wins tie-break and advances to final against UPCN


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O cruise advanced to another final of the South American Championship of Vlei Clubs. In a big semifinal played this Friday night, at Ginsio do Riacho, the celestial team defeated Taubat by 3 sets to 2, partial 23/25, 25/16, 21/25, 25/23 and 15/13. The Fox seeks the heptachampionship continent, with the objective of guaranteeing presence in the 2020 Club World Cup.

The final will be this Saturday at 21:30, at Ginsio do Riacho. O cruise, which comes from four consecutive titles, face the UPCN, which in the other semifinal beat Bolvar by 3 sets to 1, closing the double round in Contagem. With this, Taubat will face Bolvar in the dispute for third place, starting at 19h.

Current champion of the Superliga, Taubat was a tough pareo for Cruzeiro, even advancing semifinal as second in Group B – UPCN was the leader. The celestial team had to play at the limit to reach the final classification for the eighth time. The paulistas were vice in 2016, when they lost to Raposa at home, and were looking for the indita cup.

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Cruzeiro and Taubat lived up to the promise of a great semifinal. Balance was the technique of the game, except for the second set, which ended in a big advantage for Cruzeiro (25 to 16), drawing the match. The celestial team deconcentrated in the third partial, but regained control and was efficient in the decisive moments to seek the turnaround.

Cruzeiro had the good performance of two players who left the bench and improved, especially, the pass for the distribution of plays: the opposite Luan and the pointer Filipe. “Sometimes Marcelo needs it in the most difficult moments, experience helps. Congratulations to our team. We didn’t make a good start, but we grew up. I just have to thank you for the opportunity to help again”, emphasized the veteran captain of Raposa .

The Argentine opposite Facundo Conte was another highlight and ended up as the top scorer, with 18 hits. He gave a lot of excitement to his teammates during the match. “We were able to be patient, keep our heads together in the match to recover. This is a characteristic of our team: in difficult times we managed to keep our heads in place and trust in our potential. Now, in the end, anything can happen, but I’m happy to be part of it. of this team “, celebrated.


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