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Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Germany beat Pak 1-0; NED thrash Malaysia

In today's first hockey match, Hertzberger hat-trick helps the Netherlands to crush Malaysia 7-0.

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Hockey World Cup 2018, Pakistan vs Germany
Hockey World Cup 2018, Pakistan vs Germany. Photo: @FIH_Hockey

In the second Pool D encounter on Day 4 of FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2018, four-time champions Pakistan produced a lion-hearted performance before going down 0-1 to Olympic bronze medallist Germany at in Bhubaneshwar. It is a creditable result for Pakistan considering the fact that the nation did not have a great build up to the tournament. There were doubts over Pakistan's participation due to lack of funds and only a last-minute sponsorship deal with Haier made it possible for them to make the trip.

To check Netherland vs Germany and Pakistan vs Malaysia LIVE match updates click here


TO Check FIH Men’s points table CLICK HERE
 
highlights, Day 4, Match 2: Pakistan vs Germany

One of the most celebrated teams of yesteryears, Pakistan hockey has been on a decline over the last few decades and they also suffer from lack of exposure. Currently ranked world no. 13, Pakistan gave a tough fight to the world no. 6 Germans by holding them till the 36th minute. The only goal of the match was scored by Germany's Marco Miltkau in the 36th minute. With Pakistan in action, it was a highly-anticipated encounter for the hockey fans of the city, especially after the neighbour's indecent behaviour during the 2014 Champions Trophy. But the crowd behaved in a mature way, supporting the good moves of both the teams.

It was all about defending for Pakistan in the first two quarters and they did that stoutly, denying the little chances Germany created in the opening 30 minutes. Germans used both the flanks to create opportunities but Pakistan meant business and fought valiantly to keep a clean slate. Pakistan goalkeeper Imran Butt came to his side's rescue on two occasions, the notable between them was the first chance created by the Germans in the third minute when he kept out Benedikt Furk's neat deflection from Christopher Ruhr's pass. Pakistan fought valiantly to keep a clean slate at the halfway mark.

But after the change of ends, the match opened up with both the teams going on the offensive. It was Germany who finally broke the shackles six minutes after the break when Miltkau pushed in Niklas Wellen's deflection past an onrushing Imran Butt.

If the first half was a damper in terms of attacks, the Pakistanis created bright chances in the last two quarters. Pakistan's first real chance came in the 38th minute when Muhammad Zubair deflected wide a pass from Ammad Butt. The match produced just one penalty corner which went to Germany in the 41st minute but it did not make any difference. Minutes later the Germans came close once again when Wellen's shot from inside the circle went just wide.

Six minutes from the final hooter, Miltkau found the net again but Pakistan protested the goal and asked for video referral which suggested that the ball got in after getting a deflection from the German striker's legs. The goal was disallowed. Thereafter, Pakistan pressed hard in search of the equaliser but failed to create any purposeful move.


Hockey World Cup 2018, Netherlands vs Malaysia
highlights, Day 4, Match 1: Netherland vs Malaysia
 
Jeroen Hertzberger scored a hat-trick to help last edition silver medallist the Netherlands spank a hapless Malaysia 7-0 in a lopsided opening Pool D encounter at the ongoing men's hockey World Cup here on Saturday.

Asian Games silver medallist Malaysia, coached by legendary Dutchman Roelant Oltmans, were expected to produce a fight but the world number 4 Netherlands turned out to be a much superior opponent.

Besides Hertzberger (11th, 29th, 60th minutes), Mirco Pruijser (21st), Mink van der Weerden (35th), Robbert Kemperman and Thierry Brinkman (57th) were the other goal scorers for the three-time champions.

The Dutch, who are eyeing a fourth World Cup title, turned out to be too hot for Malaysia to handle as they toyed with the opposition defence and scored goals at will on a miserable night for their Asian rival.

The Netherlands created chances at will and if not for the veteran Malaysian goalkeeper Kumar Subramaniam's heroics, the margin of defeat could have been bigger for the Asian side.

Subramaniam hardly got any help from his defenders and was forced to make numerous saves.

It was a horrendous display from the Malaysians in all departments of the game. There was hardly any co-ordination between their defenders, midfielders and forwards, which helped the Dutch to snatch the ball whenever they wanted, before going for the kill.

The gap in quality between the two sides can be gauged from the fact that Netherlands had 29 shots at the goal as against Malaysia's just three.

Placed in the 'pool of death' because of the presence of three former champions in Netherlands, Germany and Pakistan, it could be a herculean task for a demolarised Malaysia to make a comeback in the tournament after Saturday's heavy defeat.

Malaysia will next play Pakistan on December 5, while Netherlands will be up against Germany.

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Germany beat Pak 1-0; NED thrash Malaysia

Captain of @DHB_hockey, Martin Häner, was very positive after his team's first win at the OHMWC Bhubaneswar 2018. He expressed that he was satisfied with the scoreline as long as Germany wins and lauded the valiant effort of Pakistan. #GERvPAK #IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey pic.twitter.com/BnLm2PMfmO — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 1, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Germany beat Pak 1-0; NED thrash Malaysia

.@jcruehr was happy to mark a victory in the #GERvPAK encounter with a selfie!#GERvPAK #IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey pic.twitter.com/Yg6FjLckoj — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 1, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Germany beat Pak 1-0; NED thrash Malaysia

A gripping match between @DHB_hockey & @PHFOfficial saw the Germans get the better of their opponents with a solitary goal on 1st December at the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. Album Link: https://t.co/suWjmKbvrB#IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey #GERvPAK pic.twitter.com/H6E9JhIY9t — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 1, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Germany beat Pak 1-0; NED thrash Malaysia

Reaction Germany’s Mats Grambusch happy to get the first win of their World Cup campaign @DHB_hockey Odisha #HWC2018 Bhubaneswar pic.twitter.com/SJ8vhz2F1H — International Hockey Federation (@FIH_Hockey) December 1, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Germany beat Pak 1-0; NED thrash Malaysia

.@Max_Caldas, maintains that he has immense respect for the @hockeymalaysia side and emphasizes that they've been producing good results in the past 2 years. He establishes that the result of this game is by no means a small feat. #NEDvMAS #IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey pic.twitter.com/ErevsIWMxI — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 1, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Germany beat Pak 1-0; NED thrash Malaysia

Check Pool D points table here  | With the kind of form they are in, no surprises that @oranjehockey top the pool table. #HWC2018 #Odisha2018 pic.twitter.com/1VdSiY6rKS — Hockey World Cup 2018 - Host Partner (@sports_odisha) December 1, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Germany beat Pak 1-0; NED thrash Malaysia

FT. Marco Miltkau's solo goal gives @DHB_hockey an edge to clinch a 1-0 victory over @PHFOfficial in a hard-fought contest unravelling on the turf in the opening day of Pool D fixtures of the OHMWC Bhubaneswar 2018 on 1st December.#GERvPAK #IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey pic.twitter.com/bWrAjORAeJ — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 1, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Germany beat Pak 1-0; NED thrash Malaysia

Very close encounter between @DHB_hockey & @PHFOfficial ending with a 1-0 win for Germany!  Odisha #HWC2018 Bhubaneswar See the stats here  https://t.co/XxgCl6dIT3 FIH/ @GettySport pic.twitter.com/eJTD5GrRTk — International Hockey Federation (@FIH_Hockey) December 1, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Germany beat Pak 1-0; NED thrash Malaysia

 | LIVE | @DHB_hockey secure their first victory in this World Cup but @PHFOfficial made sure they did not have it easy  SCORE: 1-0#HWC2018 #Odisha2018 #GERvPAK  pic.twitter.com/MWj2D4qGOP — Hockey World Cup 2018 - Host Partner (@sports_odisha) December 1, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Germany beat Pak 1-0; NED thrash Malaysia

AT FULL TIME: Germany beat Pakistan 1-0 in a hard fought match. Pakistan defense played brilliantly but a poor attacking cost them the game. On the other hand, Germany tried hard to extend the winning marging but Pakistan defense works superbly. FINAL SCORE! PAK VS GER 1-0 In spite of trying 3D skills the Germans could not score and Pakistan tried their best to level@PHFOfficial @DHB_hockey #HWC2018 #HockeyWorldCup2018 #HockeyWorldCup #PakvGer pic.twitter.com/SYE8M45Rhi — Indian Hockey Updates (@hockey_indian) December 1, 2018

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Germany beat Pak 1-0; NED thrash Malaysia

57th minute: Not much support available for Pakistan in the German circle as they desperately look to score the equaliser

First Published: Sat, December 01 2018. 15:37 IST

Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Germany beat Pak 1-0; NED thrash Malaysia

In today's first hockey match, Hertzberger hat-trick helps the Netherlands to crush Malaysia 7-0.

In the second Pool D encounter on Day 4 of FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2018, four-time champions Pakistan produced a lion-hearted performance before going down 0-1 to Olympic bronze medallist Germany at in Bhubaneshwar. It is a creditable result for Pakistan considering the fact that the nation did not have a great build up to the tournament. There were doubts over Pakistan's participation due to lack of funds and only a last-minute sponsorship deal with Haier made it possible for them to make the trip.

To check Netherland vs Germany and Pakistan vs Malaysia LIVE match updates click here


TO Check FIH Men’s points table CLICK HERE
 
highlights, Day 4, Match 2: Pakistan vs Germany

One of the most celebrated teams of yesteryears, Pakistan hockey has been on a decline over the last few decades and they also suffer from lack of exposure. Currently ranked world no. 13, Pakistan gave a tough fight to the world no. 6 Germans by holding them till the 36th minute. The only goal of the match was scored by Germany's Marco Miltkau in the 36th minute. With Pakistan in action, it was a highly-anticipated encounter for the hockey fans of the city, especially after the neighbour's indecent behaviour during the 2014 Champions Trophy. But the crowd behaved in a mature way, supporting the good moves of both the teams.

It was all about defending for Pakistan in the first two quarters and they did that stoutly, denying the little chances Germany created in the opening 30 minutes. Germans used both the flanks to create opportunities but Pakistan meant business and fought valiantly to keep a clean slate. Pakistan goalkeeper Imran Butt came to his side's rescue on two occasions, the notable between them was the first chance created by the Germans in the third minute when he kept out Benedikt Furk's neat deflection from Christopher Ruhr's pass. Pakistan fought valiantly to keep a clean slate at the halfway mark.

But after the change of ends, the match opened up with both the teams going on the offensive. It was Germany who finally broke the shackles six minutes after the break when Miltkau pushed in Niklas Wellen's deflection past an onrushing Imran Butt.

If the first half was a damper in terms of attacks, the Pakistanis created bright chances in the last two quarters. Pakistan's first real chance came in the 38th minute when Muhammad Zubair deflected wide a pass from Ammad Butt. The match produced just one penalty corner which went to Germany in the 41st minute but it did not make any difference. Minutes later the Germans came close once again when Wellen's shot from inside the circle went just wide.

Six minutes from the final hooter, Miltkau found the net again but Pakistan protested the goal and asked for video referral which suggested that the ball got in after getting a deflection from the German striker's legs. The goal was disallowed. Thereafter, Pakistan pressed hard in search of the equaliser but failed to create any purposeful move.


Hockey World Cup 2018, Netherlands vs Malaysia
highlights, Day 4, Match 1: Netherland vs Malaysia
 
Jeroen Hertzberger scored a hat-trick to help last edition silver medallist the Netherlands spank a hapless Malaysia 7-0 in a lopsided opening Pool D encounter at the ongoing men's hockey World Cup here on Saturday.

Asian Games silver medallist Malaysia, coached by legendary Dutchman Roelant Oltmans, were expected to produce a fight but the world number 4 Netherlands turned out to be a much superior opponent.

Besides Hertzberger (11th, 29th, 60th minutes), Mirco Pruijser (21st), Mink van der Weerden (35th), Robbert Kemperman and Thierry Brinkman (57th) were the other goal scorers for the three-time champions.

The Dutch, who are eyeing a fourth World Cup title, turned out to be too hot for Malaysia to handle as they toyed with the opposition defence and scored goals at will on a miserable night for their Asian rival.

The Netherlands created chances at will and if not for the veteran Malaysian goalkeeper Kumar Subramaniam's heroics, the margin of defeat could have been bigger for the Asian side.

Subramaniam hardly got any help from his defenders and was forced to make numerous saves.

It was a horrendous display from the Malaysians in all departments of the game. There was hardly any co-ordination between their defenders, midfielders and forwards, which helped the Dutch to snatch the ball whenever they wanted, before going for the kill.

The gap in quality between the two sides can be gauged from the fact that Netherlands had 29 shots at the goal as against Malaysia's just three.

Placed in the 'pool of death' because of the presence of three former champions in Netherlands, Germany and Pakistan, it could be a herculean task for a demolarised Malaysia to make a comeback in the tournament after Saturday's heavy defeat.

Malaysia will next play Pakistan on December 5, while Netherlands will be up against Germany.

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