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VNL M: Brazil defeat Serbia, Leon downs Russia to push Poland on top!

by WoV

Poland and Brazil have scored victories at the end of week 2 of the FIVB Men’s Volleyball nations league.

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Brazil convincingly rallied from a set behind to bring Serbia crashing down and create a brand new situation in the standings of the 2021 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League.

Douglas Correira De Souza was the top scorer with 22 points, whle Alan Souza added 19 and Ricardo Lucarelli 18.

It’s always tough to play against Serbia. They have an amazing team. In the first set, we had an opportunity to close the set, but we made some mistakes in important moments. Thus far, we played six games and we won five, so it’s amazing. We lost to France, but they played great, however, we know that we can still improve,” says Ricardo Lucarelli.

Reigning world champions Poland stunned defending VNL champions Russia in four sets to take the lead in the 2021 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League standings at the conclusion of Week 2.

Wilfredo Leon was the best scorer with 25 points (7 aces), while Maxim Mikhailov had 18 on the other side.

I think that our team is growing day by day. We are doing a really hard job during training and also at the power gym. We have 18 players and everyone is ready to play, so I’m really happy with that. Today the game started not so well, but we found our way to win and we did it. It was the most important today. I can still grow, as we could see today I served 7 aces – I want to do better. When I say I want to do better, it’s not about increasing the number of aces or speed, but about making fewer mistakes. I will try to do better in the next game. I’m working hard to improve the reception, defense and block to be an even better player,” says Wilfredo Leon.

2021 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League – Day 6:

Netherlands – Argentina 0-3 (19-25, 20-25, 23-25)

Slovenia – Germany 1-3 (25-19, 20-25, 21-25, 20-25)

France – Japan 3-2 (21-25, 25-22, 24-26, 25-21, 15-11)

Brazil vs Serbia 3-1 (23-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-22)

Russia vs Poland 1-3 (25-21, 19-25, 19-25, 14-25)

USA vs Australia 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-17)

Bulgaria vs Iran 0-3 (20-25, 31-33, 22-25)

Canada vs Italy 2-3 (19-25, 21-25, 25-21, 28-26, 11-15)


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