07. 03. 2021

BRA M: Classic closes regular season - Taubaté beat Cruzeiro; playoff duels defined

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EMS Taubaté Funvic prevailed in the classic of the Brazilian Men’s Volleyball Championship over Sada Cruzeiro valid for the last round of the 2020/21 regular season.

 

Taubaté took advantage of the fact that Marcelo Méndez sent a lineup with a mixture of starters and backups and swept Cruzeiro in the classic valid for the last round (Round 22) of the 2020/21 Brazilian Men’s Superliga Banco do Brasil regular season: 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-17). The match didn’t affect the rankings for the playoffs as Cruzeiro secured no.1 and Taubaté no.2 earlier.

Taubaté have to play one more match in the regular season (a delayed match against Sesi-SP) but it also won’t change anything in the standings. So, the playoff duels were defined.

2020/21 Brazilian Men’s Superliga Banco do Brasil regular season – Round 22:

 

Standings

Playoff quarterfinals – matchups:

(1) Sada Cruzeiro vs Vôlei UM Itapetininga (8)

(2) EMS Taubaté Funvic vs Apan/Eleva/Blumenau (7)

(3) Vôlei Renata vs Azulim/Gabarito/Uberlândia (6)

(4) Minas Tênis Clube vs Montes Claros América Vôlei (5)

 

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