Tsvetan Sokolov tries to get past the Sada Cruzeiro block of Filipe Ferraz and Robertlandy Simon as he leads Cucine Lube Civitanova to triumph over the defending champions.
Opole, Poland, December 12, 2017 - Italian champions Cucine Lube Civitanova defeated the defending world champions Sada Cruzeiro Volei 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-18) as the opening day at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship wound down.
It took Lube just 78 minutes to get the job done and take an early lead in the standings of Pool A.
It was the first defeat for Sada Cruzeiro in the FIVB Club World Championships after nine straight wins. Their last loss was on May 10, 2014 in five sets to Argentina's UPCN San Juan in the bronze medal match of the 2014 edition of the competition.
Led by Tsvetan Sokolov's 20 points, Lube outplayed Sada Cruzeiro across the board with a convincing performance.Quick links - Volleyball:FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship 2017
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