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2010 FIVB Men's Volleyball World Championship

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Brazil notch up second win

Verona was sold out for Sunday's Pool B clash between defending champions Brazil and Spain
Verona, Italy, September 26 - Brazil defeated Spain 3-1 (30-28, 21-25, 25-20, 25-19) on the second day of Pool B action in the 2010 FIVB Men's World Championship in Verona, Italy to stay on top of the group.

Captain Giba, who played as the starting setter on Saturday, was left out of the Brazilian starting six.

The match began with Brazil serving but Spain took an early 3-2 lead. Brazil continued to lead thanks to Vissotto’s diagonal spike, but at the first technical time out (TTO) Spain went ahead 6-8. Rodrigao blocked well and left Brazil one point down. A winning dink from Ibán Pérez and a block-and-out from Sergio Noda brought Spain ahead. Brazil failed on some serves, but Rodrigao and Lucas'
block brought the two teams even at 18-18. Spain reached 22-24 without managing to close the set.  With the defending champions blocking and defending well they picked up the first set 30-28.

The second set began with four straight faults from Brazil as Spain took a 2-6 lead. Spain's failed spikes allowed Brazil back into the game at 6-7 but by the first TTO the Europeans regained the lead. Torres stroke efficiently for his side before Dante leveled the sides at 9-9. Spain kept hold of the advantage up until the second TTO but three straight attacks from Dante saw Brazil take the lead at 20-21. Despite the dip in performance, Alberto Salas and Noda helped guide the Spaniards to the set win.

The beginning of third set was characterized by equality between the two teams. Spain defended the strong Brazil attacks to take the 8-6 lead at the first TTO. Led by Murilo, Brazil gained advantage at 12-9 but Spain drove back yet again, keeping the South Americans on their toes. Dante and Murilo however kept the pressure on Spain as their side surged to a 20-15 lead. An unlucky serve out from Fernandez then gifted the third set to Brazil.

Brazil started the fourth set quickly, taking a quick 6-2 lead thanks to Murilo's and Bruno's actions. The first TTO confirmed the superiority of Brazil, but Spain reacted and reduced the deficit to 11-7. Dante's spike, Thèo's ace and a Spanish error took Brazil to the second TTO with a score of 16-9. Brazil changed some players in the final stages of the match and Spain profited making the score 19-14. Brazil came back thanks to a Rodrigão's block before Theo saw out the set and the match.

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