Lopez could miss the start of the playoffs in Brazil. Author: Sada Cruzeiro/Flickr
The most noteworthy news of the weekend for Cuban volleyball is not one that any journalist would like to report. The incident in question took place in the Brazilian Super League where Miguel Angel López, the star of our national team and the Cruzeiro Garden, was involved in an attack that resulted in him being excluded from a match in which his club lost 1-3 against Itambe Minas (25–23, 20–25, 18–25 and 16–25).
The sad moment occurred last Saturday during the fourth set of what is considered a volleyball classic in this country. López then landed a well-placed shot and as he fell close to the net, he had a rough exchange with William Arjona and then Paulo passing and opposite Minas respectively, which ended with Villa Clara’s assistant being eliminated from the collision after a shot. hit one of the opponents.
Shortly after the event, the Antillean athlete used his team’s channels to convey the following message:
“I want to apologize to everyone for not being able to focus and keep my head still. I also want to apologize to my teammates for leaving them alone on the court and not fighting them to the end.”
The worst thing for Miguel Angel is that in addition to an immediate sanction, he can be suspended from four to 12 games in accordance with the provisions of the Brazilian Sports Justice Code. If this happens, the “flying Cuban” will not be able to participate in the start of the Superleague postseason.
As if that weren’t enough, the absence of their star wide receiver would further complicate matters for Sada, who is leading the league table with 40 points with six games left in the regular season.
The fact is that recently the champions of the tournament also lost another great figure, such as Wallace de Souza, who was sanctioned indefinitely after he published a post on social networks calling for violence against his country’s elected president, Luis. Inacio Lula da Silva.
Good news from Europe
In Italy, Lube Civitanova beat Top Volei Ciste 3:1 (20:25, 25:18, 25:23 and 27:25). In this duel, Marlon Yant stood out among the winners, his team’s top scorer with 17. On the other hand, José Miguel Gutiérrez scored nine stripes, his team’s third best score.
Another very good player was center back Robertlandy Simon from Piacenza. The central defender added 15 points against leader Perugia, 11 of them for attacks and 4 for serve. However, he did not manage to avoid the triumph of the leaders who won with a score of 3:1 (22:25, 25:22, 25:21 and 25:17).
For his part, in that match for Piacenza, Roumi Alonso was present in a couple of sets, although he did not stand out much. Julio Cesar Cardenas did play for Perugia, but his time on the field was short.
In France Javier Concepción was Poitiers MVP against Nice (25-21, 25-15 and 25-23). Auxiliary scored a dozen points, with four blocks and acein addition to obtaining maximum efficiency.
Source: Juventud Rebelde