Corrientes, Argentina, August, 14, 2015 – Brazil outscored Germany in the last match of the first day of competition in Corrientes. Kaio Ribeiro finished as the best scorer of the night, with 20 points, while Moritz Rauber was the most distinguished among the Europeans with 14.
In a very changing match, Brazil could prevail against a tough German team that showed a threatening block line and an intelligent setting play by Stefan Thiel. The Teutons won the first set but let Brazil rose and keep the second with excellent performances by Kaio and Erick Costa.
Germany found the answers to their problems in Moritz Rauber's strong arm and Tobias Krick's firm blocks to regain the lead in the third. Again, Percy Oncken showed how much he knows about this sport and made substitutions that gave Brazil some fresh air to win the fourth and force the tie break.
In that last set, the Southamericans showed that they want to be in the top of the podium and overrun the Germans with Kaio as the match’s MVP.