Cruzeiro to face Argentina's UPCN in final of men's South American Club C'ship
In Saturday’s semifinals, Cruzeiro defeated Chile’s Deportivo Linares 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-19) while UPCN overcame Venezuelan team Huracanes of Bolivar by a similar score, 25-21, 25-16, 25-19.
The winner of the final will secure a berth in the World Club Championship in Qatar.
Cruzeiro’s Argentine coach Marcelo Mendez is not expecting an easy time in the final.
“A final is a final and I expect a very difficult game,” he said.
With three 3-0 wins, Sada Cruzeiro finished the qualifying round of the men’s South American Club Championship undefeated.
On Friday, Mendez’s team defeated UPCN 25-18, 25-16 and 25-23 to finish top of Group B in the competition, which is taking place in the Chilean city of Liñares.