MEN’S CLUB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Club Sportif Sfaxien
WOMEN’S CLUB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
China’s Guangdong Evergrande added to China’s glorious summer by
Vakifbank Istanbul were in celebratory mood after winning their first Club
Trentino were able to celebrate winning the bronze after defeating UPCN
When the action moved to Betim in Minas Gerais state in Brazil
for the Men’s Club World Championship the home fans were left
delighted with the outcome.
Local favourites Sada Cruzeiro beat European champions Lokomotiv
Novosibirsk 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-20) in front of 7,200 ardent fans
at Divino Braga Gymmasium in Betim.
Trentino recovered from their semifinal loss to Novosibirsk, which
stopped them from winning a fifth-consecutive gold, by defeating
UPCN of Argentina 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-21, 25-19) to claim the
Cuban Yoandry Leal finished with 13 points, including four aces
and one block, Wallace Souza scored 12 and was rewarded for his
towering performance by being named MVP for the tournament.
Meanwhile middle blockers Douglas Cordeiro and Eder Carbonara
contributed 11 and 10 points, respectively.
“We played at an excellent level,” Sada Cruzeiro’s coach Marcelo
Mendez said. “It was an exceptional game for us in all the fundaments.
The serve was our main weapon and we were able to control the
game starting from that.”