Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Spain reaches the quarterfinals of the Hockey World Cup after beating Malaysia on penalties

The Spanish team will play the quarterfinals of the field hockey world cup after defeating the Malaysia in a game that had to be resolved in the ‘shoot out’ (3-4) after ending with a tie at two and in which the goalkeeper’s success was decisive Mario Garin, who came out to defend the pitches.

After the first matched round (3-3) and after the one scored by Marc Miralles in the sudden death that put Spain ahead, Garín stopped the launch of ashari firhan and certified the team’s pass to the quarterfinals, in which they will face Australia on Tuesday the 24th again in bhubaneswar where he played today

The team led by the Argentine Max Caldas He suffered too much to win, despite setting the pace and dominating the game from the beginning of a game in which he had to come back with two goals in the third quarter and in which he saw Malaysia equalize and leave everything pending for the ‘shoots’. out’.

Spain He had his first two corner penalties in the first quarter, but the rival defense prevented the score from moving and the Asians were gaining initiative, which did not materialize in a goal before the break either.

Spanish comeback

The game resumed with another penalty corner for Spain in which the Malaysian goal, Othman Hafizudinstopped the shot Miralles The Asian yos surprised later with a counter that ended with a goal from Faizal Saari (m.34).

Spain He managed to turn the match around with two actions in two minutes and closed the third quarter in his favor, with a stroke transformed by Marc Miralles (m.40) and a bit of Xavi Gispert (m.41).

Malaysia forced two corner penalties early in the fourth quarter and Silverius Shello made the tie in the second (m.48), which forced Spain to look for a goal that he resisted despite having three in a row and one with 41 seconds to go, when a rival action stopped a great attack from Quique Gonzalez de Castejon.

In the ‘shoot ou’t Mario Garin He came out to defend the goal of Spain and stopped the third of Malaysia to Khalil Marhan and then the definitive one in sudden death to Ashari Firhan.Marc Miralles (2), Jordi Bonastre and Xavi Gispert they scored for Spain and Ashari Firhan, Saari Faizal and Shahmie Irfan Suhaimi They did it for Malaysia.

Spain he started with Adriá Rafi; Alejandro Alonso, Xavi Gispert, Quique González de Castejón, Álvaro Iglesias, Marc Miralles, Jordi Bonastre, Pep Cunill, Joaquín Menini, Ignacio Rodríguez and Pere Amat. Marc Recasens, Marc Reyne, Pau Cunill, Marc Vizcaíno, Gerard Clapes, Borja Lacalle and Mario Garín also played.

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