Game 1 was a thriller but Game 2 did not fall behind, a 3-2 (25-16, 17-25, 25-22, 23-25, 22-20) for Cruzeiro, who closed the best-of-two finals, their eight straight gold medal battle, with both wins.
The match was held in front of 14,800 spectators at Estádio Jornalista Felipe Drummond, commonly known as Mineirinho, in Belo Horizonte, which was the venue Cruzeiro have chosen to be their home ground for the finals.
Game 2 could have got a different course if Sesi managed to maintain a 12-7 in the third set. As for the tie-break, Cruzeiro dropped a 5-1. Sesi tied at 5-5 pushing the set to the trading of points, in which Cuban Yoandy Leal was a key figure for Cruzeiro until his compatriot Robertlandy Simón closed it with a “slam dunk”.
HEXA! HEXA! HEXA! HEXA! HEXA! HEXA! pic.twitter.com/yv1bujZYb8
— Sada Cruzeiro (@sadacruzeiro) 6 May 2018
The Argentinean setter Nicolás Uriarte from Cruzeiro was named MVP of the finals, while Leal was awarded MVP of Superliga.
To see complete results, stats, and standings, visit our BRA National Championship 2017/2018 / Male / Seniors page.