India vs Germany, HWL 2017: A day of missed chances for India as Germany win 2-0

India once again failed to win a match in on-going Hockey World League Finals 2017 as Germany beat the hosts 2-0 on Monday.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: December 4, 2017 9:17:07 pm
Germany beat India 2-0. (Source: Hockey India)

India once again failed to grab a win in the on-going Hockey World League Finals 2017 after losing 0-2 to Germany in Bhubaneshwar. Germany scored the two goals in the first half while the hosts failed to capitalise on the chances they got in the middle. Earlier, India lost to England while ended their first clash against Australia in a draw. In other group match, Australia played a 2-2 draw against England.

2057 hrs IST: The hooter goes off. India lose 0-2. An improved performance but leaves a lot to be desired. 

2050 hrs IST: Penalty Corner for India. Can they turn things around? But very little time remaining

2041 hrs IST: India continues to probe in the final 15 minutes but fails to find the net. What they must focus on is not lose possession at regular intervals.

2036 hrs IST: End of Q3, India continue trail Germany 0-2. Just fifteen minutes to go for Team India to reduce the deficit.

2035 hrs IST: India earn a few chances but sloppy passes and missed penalty corners are not affordable

2030 hrs IST: Germany on the counter-attack but Akash Chikte does well to prevent the Germans from scoring a third goal.

2025 hrs  IST: Penalty corner for India after a great run from Sunil.

2025 hrs  IST: India needs to shoot more accurately and be patient to be back in the match.

2020 hrs  IST: India have come out with intent in the second half. A goal seems on the cards. Six shots on target but they are yet to find a goal.

2015 hrs  IST: And we are underway. India must find a goal soon if they have to make something out of the match.

2000 hrs IST: India goes in to the halftime 0-2 down. All to play for in the second half.

1955 hrs IST: India on the attack but fail to put the ball into the back of the net. Rupinder’s shot goes wide again.

195o hrs IST: Mats Grambusch makes it 2-0 for Germany!  His shot deflected of Lakra’s stick and went into the net.

1945 hrs IST: Germany score! Haner puts Germany in the lead

1940 hrs IST: Strategic Break. Both teams locked at 0-0

1935 hrs IST:  An even contest so far as India in search for the opening goal!

1930 hrs IST: Germany dominating possession in the opening minutes as India are pushed on the backfoot.

1925 hrs IST: And we’re underway! India and England are on the pitch and we are ready for the national anthems.

1900 hrs IST: Earlier in the day, Australia played out a 2-2 draw against England. With the result, England are now placed second with four points while Australia are third after three draws in Pool B.

1855 hrs IST: With one win and a draw, Germany top the Pool B standings with four points. While India are yet to win a match.

1850 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of India’s third and final league game at the Hockey World League Finals. India take on Germany now in Bhubaneshwar. India started the tournament with a 1-1 draw against Australia and suffered a 2-3 defeat to England. Germany, on the other hand, have beaten England 2-0 and played a nail-biting 2-2 draw with Australia.

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