No surprises on Superliga’s first round of playoffs
After 22 exciting rounds of play, Superliga’s regular season is over and we get to know playoff matchups and relegation duds
Cruzeiro is running through its competition
The higher you are, the bigger the fall. At least that was what happened to Superliga’s 2nd seeded Sesc/RJ, who was upset by 10th seeded Montes Claros 3-1 (23/25 25/18 24/26 19/25), the latter without three of its starters. Its win clinched its permanence in Superliga’s elite, and officially relegated JF Vôlei and Copel Telecom/Maringá.
If Sesc is indeed to end, it would be perhaps the biggest blow for Superliga in the competition’s history.
As a testament to the league’s strength, 4 of its 6 match-ups this round were only decided in a tie break
Ponta Grossa it is almost a sure lock to avoid relegation this season.
There were no surprises on the pool stage and semifinals of the South American Club Championship
Minas will not lose sleep if it loses the South American Club Championship, as its biggest goal is a deep Superliga playoff run. For that to happen, Hooker has to return at 100%
The incident painted a very ugly picture for the thousands of fans on the stands and the millions watching at home.