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Brazil beat Russia 3-2 (25-22, 17-25, 25-19, 20-25, 17-15) - duration 1:57
11-Jul, start time: 15:30, end time: 17:27 - Attendance: 1,600
Brazil beat Russia 3-2 (22-25, 25-17, 25-19, 20-25, 17-15)
A big crashed between the two volleyball giants, Russia and Brazil has met earlier in the quarter final. The Brazilian as the world champions gained tempo from the beginning of the first set. The scored looked to the Brazilian team with 8-6 lead, Igor Braz thundering spikes scored several points for the team. With the average height of 200 cm, the European champions, Russian looked good in their blocking with a quick movement. Both sides were tied at 22-22, thanks to Danilo who produced a thundering spikes scored some points. The Brazilian stretched the lead to 24-22, and rolled on their rhythm to win the hard-fought first set to 25-22.

The Russian looked good at the beginning of the set taking their turns leading 8-6 over Brazilian team. However, unbeaten Russia which has dropped the first set to Brazil has shown their spiking and blocking from Alexei Ostapenko. Leading 16-12 from the Russian which kept the Brazilian a flat-footed and went on to win the second set 25-17.

The third set is the sky-high after the two-set tied each from both teams. The Brazilian controlled the game well with Luiz Zech went on carrying a powering jump serves and Machado produced a sharp cross-court smashes. The Brazilian went on to 20-16 lead while the Russian seemed to suffer spiking as the Brazilian blocked it well. Brazil effortlessly won the set 25-19.

A devastating performance from both sides produced a terrific spiking and a jump serves. The scored were locked at 10-10. The Russian boys marched to their lustrous form. After leading 22-18, Russia stretched their hands and smashed their ways to win the set 25-20.

In a do-or-die fifth set, the game still very excited and closed as both teams were locked the score at 10-10. However, the Russian stretched their lead 12-10 while the Brazilian close the gapped 13-12 before capturing the set 17-15 in a thrilling match.