German hockey team dismantled Great Britain after delays
Tuesday, 07/27/2021 | 14:55
The German hockey team celebrates another great victory at the Olympics in the third group match against Great Britain. Despite the initial deficit, the DHB team shows excellent performance and therefore maintains the dream of the medal. The knockout round is calling!
Germany – Great Britain 5: 1 (1: 1, 0: 0, 2: 0, 2: 0)
0: 1 Roper (8th), 1: 1 Fox (15th), 2: 1 Rühr (35th), 3: 1 Weigand (43rd), 4: 1 Fox (51st), 5: 1 Fox (60th)
The essentials in brief: The German hockey men are in the Olympic tournament in Tokyo after the second victory in the third game before moving on to the knockout round. Technician Kais al Saadi’s team won this Tuesday at the Oi Hockey Stadium by 5: 1 (1: 1) against Great Britain and thus achieved a very important victory in the fight for a good starting position for the quarterfinals. The other opponents are South Africa on Thursday and the Netherlands on Friday. Four teams from the group of six advance to the knockout round.
Meanwhile, the German team got off to an excellent start in torrential rain in Tokyo, but were initially left behind due to a goal from Britain’s Phillip Roper (9th minute). Shortly before the end of the first quarter, Florian Fuchs tied after a penalty corner (15th). In the second quarter, the DHB team survived a double deficit, after the break Christopher Rühr outnumbered the well-deserved lead (35th). Justus Weigand increased to 3: 1 (42 °), in the final phase Fuchs met again (51 ° / 60 °).
The al Saadi team showed a good reaction to the first defeat in the Olympic tournament against world champion Belgium (1: 3) on Monday. Initially, the German team beat outsiders Canada 7-1.
Germany versus Great Britain by reading
6.48 am.: End in Tokyo! Germany dismantled Great Britain with a tremendous performance and despite being behind. The dream of the medal is alive!
Fourth quarter – minute 15: TOO MUCH! Häner closes the penalty corner, but Payne can defend himself. But then there’s Fuchs, who dusts off for his third hit. Excellent!
Fourth quarter – minute 15: There is a final penalty corner for Germany. However, Britain demands video evidence.
Fourth quarter – minute 14: One last little rebellion by the British, but the attack failed in Germany’s well-organized goal area.
Fourth quarter – minute 13: Germany downplays that calmly. Staib still comes to a conclusion, but a British bat gets in the way.
Fourth quarter – ninth minute: Very little comes from Great Britain in this game. A disappointing achievement.
4th quarter – 6th minute: TOO MUCH! It is a counterattack by the Germans who are now making the decision. Fuchs penetrates into the goal area and passes the ball. Briton Samford wants to avoid the impact of Staib and surpasses his own goalkeeper. The goal belongs to Fuchs because he was the last German player on the ball.
Fourth quarter – fifth minute: The German team survived the first small pressure phase unscathed.
4th quarter – 2nd minute: Germany does it skillfully and also takes control of the game in this room. You don’t want to give Britain hope here.
6:29 am: Last quarter begins.
The spell is broken with the German hockey boys
3rd quarter – minute 15: But you have to keep playing and do it! Now Fuchs shows a wonderful solo on the British baseline and also finds Weigand. But his graduation goes to the leg of colleague Kaufmann.
3rd quarter – minute 13: TOO MUCH! Mats Grambusch dances across the opponent’s goal area and lets the Briton move to his left and right. He then carries the ball in front of the goal, where Weigand only has to push it over the line. Germany increases!
3rd quarter – 10th minute: And suddenly Ansell is alone in front of Stadler after a long, high ball forward. The goalkeeper comes out aggressively and can wonderfully stop the quick shot. Great feat!
3rd quarter – 8th minute: The British again! Roper comes to a conclusion in the penalty area, but Stadler is there and stops him.
3rd quarter – 6th minute: Germany is still tuned now and gets the next penalty corner. However, Häner’s conclusion is too harmless. The DHB team has to get more out of that.
3rd quarter – 5th minute: TOO MUCH! Häner finds Rühr with a great pass into the left area. It starts from a sharp angle and hits the curve in the upper right corner – a wonderful hit! And so deserved!
3rd quarter – 4th minute: After a long corner kick, Rühr puts the ball well in the middle, but Weigand misses there.
3rd quarter – 3rd minute: Although conditions have fundamentally changed, the field shows the same picture as in the first round: Germany is pushing for the lead.
3rd quarter – 1st minute: Let’s go!
6:08 am: Now it is raining a lot in Tokyo. Players are now returning from the mainland.
Germany dominates, but leaves too many opportunities
05:59: The second quarter is over! Germany is overwhelmingly superior, but it is only 1: 1 against Great Britain.
2nd quarter – minute 14: The German team puts the penalty corner beyond the gate. You are leaving too many options!
2nd quarter – minute 14: Great opportunity for Germany! Staib and waves have a double chance, but the British goalkeeper avoids the impact. Fuchs then takes the penalty corner on the third shot into the goal area.
2nd quarter – minute 13: Bosserhoff becomes unhappy and has to be dealt with.
2nd quarter – 12th minute: Again a green card for Germany and that due to complaints from Grambusch. That’s annoying, the DHB team is outnumbered.
2nd quarter – minute 11: Players wait as the rain in Tokyo intensifies. So the decision: no penalty corner. It’s okay.
2nd quarter – minute 11: Weigand is fouled by Draper and takes the next penalty corner. But it is still being reviewed by the video referee because the German stops with the bat and passes. A mistake? The referees have to decide that now.
2nd quarter – 10th minute: Fuchs shoves the ball into the goal area and tries it from an acute angle, but only places the playing material in the housing.
2nd quarter – 7th minute: Germany is now outnumbered because Häner has to come down. Difficult decision. But even if they are outnumbered, the ball remains in the ranks of the Germans.
2nd quarter – 5th minute: There is a clear dominance of the Germans surrounding Britain. But they get dangerous when they fight back … just like now! Stadler stops brilliantly.
2nd quarter – 3rd minute: Fuchs puts the ball well in the goal area, but where Kaufmann does not hit the playing team well. What a pity, a good opportunity! Germany is still on the trigger.
2nd quarter – 1st minute: Follow, continue!
Germany draws before the end of the first quarter
1st quarter – 15th minute: TOO MUCH for Germany! There is the tie after a penalty corner. A few seconds before the end of the first quarter, the ball reaches the middle, Weigand deftly places it on Fuchs, who runs coolly from a short distance. Fantastic 1: 1 variant!
1st quarter: minute 12: Great Britain arrives dangerously before the German goal, but Treutle is wide awake and rejected.
1st quarter – 10th minute: Staib grabs a heart from a distance, the ball clearly flies over the area.
1st quarter – 8th minute: TOO MUCH for Great Britain! Grambusch negligently misses the ball in setup play, Roper switches at lightning speed and hits the ball in the right corner. Germany is late early!
1st quarter – 7th minute: After a penalty corner, Justus Weigand hits the ball at the short post, but also recklessly forgives in front of the British box.
1st quarter – 4th minute: Almost 1-0! Kaufmann looks free in front of goal after an excellent plug-in pass, but hits the ball just to the left.
1st quarter – 3rd minute: The British are now in order, run the DHB guys. Then Zwicker intervenes and commits the foul.
1st quarter – 1st minute: First shot on goal! Staib walks away from a distance, but hits his colleague Fuchs on the head. The German first is really shocked and has to go to the bench.
5.15 am.: Let’s go! Great Britain has kicked off.
5.10 am: Our hockey boys are arm in arm listening to the anthem. Let’s hope for an exciting game!
05.00 am: The kickoff in Tokyo is about to begin! After yesterday’s victory for the women, the German hockey team has to do the same.
00.30 am.: Welcome to the FOCUS Online live ticker. The third group game of the Tokyo Olympics is on the program for German hockey professionals. Kick-off against Great Britain is at 5.15am German time on Tuesday morning. The goal is to create a good starting position for the knockout phase.
Olympia: hockey pro Fuchs makes semi-final promises
Qualification to the quarterfinals is not in serious danger due to the first defeat, four of the six teams in the group advance. At first, the German team defeated Canada 7-1. With the 1: 3 (0: 2) against the strong world champion Belgium, the German men conceded the first Olympic brake in the match of the second preliminary round.
“We still have great games against Great Britain, the Netherlands and South Africa. We will reach the quarter-finals when we win and head towards the semi-finals,” Florian Fuchs said confidently after the initial anger subsided. “Nothing changes in our plan. Whether we are first, second or third, in the end it doesn’t make a big difference.”
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