Qatar’s Al Arabi SC notch up second win in Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand: Qatar’s Al Arabi Sports Club beat Rebisco Philippines 25-19, 25-15, 25-19 on the third day of their preliminary Pool B encounter at the 2021 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship on Sunday.
Al Arabi won the Asian Club title in 2012 and silver in 2010, 2015 and 2016.
This year, they won three major titles in Qatar’s domestic tournaments including Qatar Cup and Amir Cup in 2020.
Arabi made a perfect start in the championship following a clean sweep in their first clash against Thailand’s Diamond Food on Saturday.
The Qataris still came up in full force in their second match against Rebisco, which have yet won a single match in the one-week competition.
The Filipinos proved no answer to the Al-Arabi’s splendid offensive combinations of devastating attacks by Brazilian Felipe Bandero and solid blocks from Felipe and Ibrahim Mohamed Ibrahim.
Despite facing some stiff challenge from the rivals in the opening moments, Al-Arabi comfortably clinched the first two sets 21-19, 21-15.