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Hockey WC 2018: Argentina clinch thriller vs Spain

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Braces from and Agustin guided to a narrow 4-3 win against in their campaign opener of at the here on Thursday.

In a see-saw Pool A contest, handed an early 1-0 lead in the 3rd minute of the game before deflected a right wing cross perfectly to the net in the next minute to level the score.

took a 2-1 lead after Josep Romeu found the back of the net in the 14th minute however, within 45 seconds of conceding the second goal, replied back as struck again, levelling the contest at 2-2.

Soon, the South American nation extended the lead to 3-2 as drag-flicker converted a corner in the 15th minute.

However, Vincenc Ruiz brought Spain back into the contest after a field goal in the 35th minute as the scorecard was once again tied at 3-3.

In the 49th minute, Peillat scored again for after placing a shot between two defenders which the Spanish failed to save.

Both the sides then failed to score in the last 10 minutes of the game and Argentina clinched the nail-biting contest 4-3.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 19:12 IST
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