Unstoppable Brazil marches towards Belgrade Finals in great style
Rodrigao spikes from the middle
Poland, June 28, 2009 – Brazil made the double on the Polish soil after a solid
performance in the New City Hall. Canarinhos repeated the Saturday’s result and
beat the Poles in straight sets.South
Americans needed only ninety minutes to win the game 3-0 (25-19, 25–21, 25-20).
fourth and final meet of the teams in the group stage of 2009 FIVB World
League. Brazil took the fourth win. Vissotto led all scorers with 16 points
while Marcin Mozdzonek had 10 points for Poland
weekend Poland will meet Venezuela in Wroclaw. Brazil will travel to Tampere to
coaches decided to make some changes in their opening lineups as Bernardo
Rezende introduced four different players from Saturday’s game and Daniel
Castellani two. Poland led on the first technical timeout 8-7. After the break
the match was quite even, but such the Poles as the Brazilians made a lot of
serve errors.Canarinhos used some big
plays from their middle-blockers and took a three point advantage (18-15).
Polish players were unable to cut the deficit and the guests took the first set
25-19 after Michal Bakiewicz served the net.
second set Michal Ruciak replaced Bakiewicz as a wing – spiker on the Polish
side. Thanks to a great blocking from Marcin Mozdzonek, the Poles enjoyed a two
point advantage (8-6) at the firs technical timeout. Just like in the opening
partial, Brazil started to take over control, but thanks to some difficult
serves and great digging from Ruciak, Poland held a three point advantage (15-12).
Reception faults cost the home team few points and the score was 16-15 in favor
of Brazil at the second technical timeout. The South Americans used their balanced attack
and a very effective block to take the set 25-21.
came out with much more enthusiasm in the third set and won four point in a
row. The momentum ended as fast as it started. Brazil took the advantage of the
poor reception and setting problems of their rivals. Canarinhos were one point
ahead at the first technical timeout.
Polish coach Daniel Castellani replaced Grzegorz Lomacz and Bartosz
Kurek by Pawel Woicki and Zbigniew Bartman respectively, though the changes
didn’t allow the hosts to catch up with the Brazilians. After another bench player
Marcel Gromadowski (substitute of Jakub Jarosz) served the net, the guests took
a 16-13 lead on the second technical timeout. In the final part of the set the gap increased
and Brazil took the last set 25-20.