In a showdown between two clinical power-hitters, Osaka and Brady split the opening two sets, with Osaka claiming the tiebreak in the first and Brady taking the sole breaking chance in the second.
In Sao Paulo, Palmeiras were held to a 2-2 home draw by Sport Recife. Willian and Ze Rafael struck first-half goals for the hosts while Iago Maidana and Luis Mugni were on target for Sport.
"This is the first formal game since the pandemic, to me, it is a test which will provide a reference for my following winter training." Enditem
The world volleyball governing body FIVB released the schedule of the VNL 2021 early this month, and Brazil will start their campaign at home by hosting the United States, Canada and the Dominican Republic in Cuiaba before the second week in Brasilia, and they will conclude the final week in Seoul, South Korea after travels to China and Poland.
The visitors pressed frenetically for a goal and were rewarded in the 23rd minute when Dodi Lukebakio nodded home a corner kick from close range to halve the deficit.
After the game, Suning sit second with 19 points, while R&F rank third to the bottom with 11. Enditem
Elsewhere, Union Berlin and Karlsruhe were unable to break the deadlock within 90 minutes. Union snatched the ticket for the next round as Schlotterbeck was on target late in extratime. Enditem
"I felt very nervous when I played because we were behind at that time. Also, I like the atmosphere of the knockout round, it was intense, like in international events," said He Bingjiao after taking a straight win in the women's singles against Zhou Meng.
Chen Yufei partnered with Li Wenmei to defeat Lv Xuezhou/Lin Xin 11-5, 11-8, 11-5 in the women's doubles, gaining the opening point for Qingdao.
After the 10th round, Wuhan Zall slipped to the fourth position in Group B on goal difference, while Shijiazhuang Ever Bright moved to the third with 16 points. Enditem
Ygor Catatau struck from the edge of the 18-yard box to give the visitors a two-goal cushion before Babi again found the target by bundling home from close range after smart work from Salomon Kalou.