17 April 2021

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Brazil: Taubaté complete playoff semifinals lineup and competition resumes in bubble in Saquarema

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EMS Taubaté Funvic filled the last remained spot in the semifinals of the 2020/21 Superliga Banco Do Brasil.
The 2nd-seed beat no.7 Montes Claros América Vôlei in a decider of the most disputed series of playoff quarterfinals and went to the semifinals. The São Paulo team swept rivals by a 3-0 (25:18, 25:21, 25:21) in Game 3, won the series by a 2-1, and scheduled the Paulista classic against Vôlei Renata in the next stage.
All semifinal duels (best-of-3), both men’s and women’s, will be played in a bubble in Saquarema. The Brazilian federation proposed such a solution even before the start of the quarterfinals but clubs refused it. First, women will go out o the court, on March 26, while the men’s playoff semifinals will start on April 7.

| 2020/21 Brazilian Superliga Banco Do Brasil playoff semifinals matchups:
• Vôlei UM Itapetininga (8) – Minas Tênis Clube (4)
• EMS Taubaté Funvic (2) – Vôlei Renata (3)

| Quarterfinals Game 2
| March 15
Apan/Eleva/Blumenau (5) – Minas Tenis Clube (4) 1-3 (21:25, 16:25, 26:24, 28:30) Serie: 0-2

| March 16
Azulim/Gabarito/Uberlandia (6) – Volei Renata Campinas (3) 2-3 (21:25, 25:19, 25:17, 23:25, 17:19) Serie: 0-2

| March 17
Sada Cruzeiro (1) – Volei UM Itapetininga (8) 2-3 (25:15, 25:18, 21:25, 23:25, 16:18) Serie: 0-2

| March 18
Montes Claros America Volei (7) – EMS Taubaté Funvic (2) 3-2 (23:25, 23:25, 25:21, 27:25, 15:13) Serie: 1-1

| QUARTERFINAL GAME 3 | March 21
• EMS Taubaté Funvic (2) – Montes Claros America Volei (7) 3-0 (25:18, 25:21, 25:21) Serie: 2-1
(played on the field of Montes Claros due to the ban on sporting events in the state of Sao Paulo)
Top Scorers: match report not published.
MVP: Felipe Roque.

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