The Indian men’s hockey team launched a one-on-one performance before dropping 1-4 to the Netherlands lead in the shoot-out after both teams were locked 2-2 in regulation time to almost break out of the FIH Pro title race. League on Saturday. India are also in third place with 30 points from 15 games with one game remaining. The Netherlands leads the table with 33 points from 13 games with three matches in hand, while the Belgian Olympic champions are second with 31 points from 14 games with the remaining two matches. .
Blowing hockey is a show between two world teams as India and the Netherlands fight each other in every aspect of the game every 60 minutes.
While the Indians had the best share of football property, at least in the first two areas, and went for the offensive from the start, the Dutchmen relied more heavily on opposition attacks to create chances. mass.
There is also a war between the two best governors in the world namely PR Sreejesh and Pirmin Blaak.
Both Sreejesh and Blaak developed brilliant rescues in several incidents in the first two areas to keep their team afloat.
But the Netherlands took the lead in the 10th minute when Derck de Vilder created a world with some brilliant sticks on the right to lay it down for Tijmen Reyenga, who dribbled past two Indian defenders before heading home across Sreejesh.
The Indians pressed Dutch security hard from the word and secured two-point penalty kicks in the 10th minute but the home side’s security was alert to prevent the threats.
After all, Abhishek had two shining chances to give India the lead but in both events, Blaak came to the rescue of the Netherlands with amazing victories.
India had another penalty kick minutes later but lost the world.
If Blaak is shining, the Sreejesh veteran should not be left out as he has taught the Netherlands to score.
India calmed down in the 22nd minute by another sparkling venue via Dilpreet Singh from the top of the Circle. He used the speed of the pass from Varun Kumar to put the ball past Blaak in the lower left corner.
The Netherlands won their first penalty kick in the 16th minute which the Indians defended well.
After a change of pace, the Netherlands defended two more penalty angles but failed to cross India’s defense. India even secured a penalty kick in the third quarter but lost the world.
The fourth and final quarter were no different as both matched each other stick for the stick to get an edge over the other.
It was the Netherlands that finally managed to get the upper hand through Koen Bijen’s strike in the 47th minute.
There was hardly anything to distinguish between world no.3 Netherlands and world no. 4 India.
The Netherlands saved two more penalty kicks with just over two minutes left in the game but lost both.
With 23 minutes remaining from the final hooter, India won three consecutive penalty kicks, the last of which was converted by Harmanpreet Singh to level the score at 2-2 and take the match from shoot-out.
But in the shoot-out, the Indians cut the angry number as the Netherlands scored from four of the five worlds, while only Vivek Sagar Prasad found the average for visitors.
India and the Netherlands will also face each other in the second leg of their semi-final on Sunday.
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