Ventura subs in to lead Brazil to victory


Ventura spikes past Elgueta's block

Brno, Czech Republic, June 28, 2017 – Pablo Natan Ventura came in as a substitution for Brazil in the course of the second set of their FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship match with South American arch-rivals Argentina to make the biggest contribution to a 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-23) victory.

With 13 points, Ventura was the best scorer for Brazil, topped only by Argentina’s Geronimo Elgueta, who also came in as a sub, but during the first set, before hammering out 16 points.

Brazil made fewer mistakes than Argentina in the first set and this led them to a 25-20 win. Geronimo Elgueta’s prolific spiking in the second set helped Argentina put on a tough fight and even have the lead for big parts of the set, but eventually the performance of Brazil’s sub-in Pablo Natan Ventura proved more decisive and his team double their lead after 25-23. The third set was very similar to the second as Ventura led his teammates to another 25-23 close and the straight-set victory.


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