The forward line and the defense of which the light was on against Australia was shining in this match. The team scored field goals, took penalty strokes and also scored on penalty corners.
India on track to win in hockey by defeating Spain
Indian hockey was definitely wobbly in its second match against Australia on the turf of the Tokyo Olympics. But in the third match played against Spain today, she is back on track. India beat Spain 3-0. With this win, he has strengthened his position in Pull A. He is now second in his group after Australia. India’s game against Spain showed revenge. Meaning, the forward line and defense against Australia, which was lit, was lit in this match. The team scored field goals, took penalty strokes and also scored on penalty corners.
The match between India and Spain was decided after 4 quarters of play. By the way, India had stamped its victory in the first quarter of the match itself. India displayed fast-paced hockey, which benefited it in this quarter and managed to take the lead.
India scored 2 goals in the first quarter
Spain’s first goal for India was scored by Simranjit Singh in the 14th minute in the first quarter of the match. With this goal, India went 1-0 up in the match. This was also Simranjit’s first goal in the Olympics. After this, India got a penalty stroke within the next one minute, on which Rupinder Pal Singh scored the goal to make India’s lead 2-0. With this, the whistle of the end of the first quarter of the match also rang.
2nd and 3rd quarter goalless
However, in the first quarter of the match where a double dose of the goal was seen. At the same time, the second quarter just became an arena of aggressive hockey. Meaning India and Spain did not score goals from either side in this quarter. Aggressive hockey was also seen in the third quarter of the match. Due to this aggression, Spain’s captain Miguel Delas also got the yellow card and he had to go out of the field for 5 minutes. However, Spain’s attack continued in the meantime. At the end of the third quarter, he also succeeded in scoring in the last second but by then it was too late. Because the whistle for the end of the quarter had rung. Spain took a review on this demanding a penalty corner. This review went in his favor but he could not score on this penalty corner.
India hit the ground 3-0 in the fourth quarter
Spain missed the chance to score. But India did not let go of the opportunity to score a goal in the fourth quarter on the penalty corner. Rupinder Pal Singh scored this goal for India in the 51st minute of the match. This was Rupinder Pal’s second goal in this match. With this goal, India registered a victory, taking a 3-0 lead. The special thing about this match was that in this, India scored penalty corners, penalty strokes and field, goals in every way.
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