Sporting won by defeating Leixois 3-0, on Saturday, in Pavelhao Joao Rocha, in Alvalade, in the third round of Serie A of the second stage of the National Volleyball Championship.
In the reception of the runner-up, who came from a series of 12 consecutive victories, the athletes got a victory with a beneficial score, but this does not do justice to the replica of the Matosinhenses in the first two sets, which they lost 25-20 and 25-19. In the third and final set, the entry of Sporting Lions (15-6) removed Leixões’ hopes of making it 2-1, causing a fracture in the spirit that was reflected in the final score (25-13).
This is the fifth consecutive victory for Sporting, as an incentive for European commitment, in the first leg of the Challenge Cup quarter-finals, next Tuesday, against compatriot Fonte do Bastardo.
The decisive victory of the leader Benfica over V. Guimarães (3-0) in the Champions League match against the Italian Cucine Lube Civitanova, in Luz, also on the tenth day, had the same moral effect. t enlightenment about their superiority in the second (25-13, 25-21 and 25-15).
The victory satisfied coach Marcel Matz. “We had two strong first and third sets and only started the second set badly. We played well, intelligently and consistently after the end of the tournament ».
Fonte do Bastardo, at home, on the island of Terceira, in the Azores, beat Esmoriz, 3-1, parts 25-20, 24-26, 31-29, 25-18, and was unharmed in the top five. , with the other candidates for the national title.
In the remaining match of the day, Sporting de Espinho lost at home to Castelo da Maya, with a score of 1-3 (25-19, 17-25, 17-25 and 16-25).
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