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In the FIH Pro League 2022, the Indian men lost 3-5 to Spain

Bhubaneswar, February 27 (UNI) It will be Spain’s day as the Red Sticks beat India 5-3 in the FIH Men’s Hockey Pro League match at Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. If anyone thinks that the two protagonists of this game will take their feet out of the air together, the first quarter will quickly prove that theory. India took the lead through Abhishek in the 6th minute; The striker ran on the baseline and then overtook Adrian Rafi. Eight minutes later, in the 14th minute, Pav Kunil scored from Spain’s first penalty corner, and in a few seconds the man of the match, John Taurus, looked almost normal as he forwarded a shot past Suraj Karkera past Spain’s goal into India’s goal. . When they went to rest. A Kunil Rocket was the first goal of the second quarter, until then it went against the grain of the game as India enjoyed more possession and significant attacks. But Kunil’s shot was full and confident and he blasted PR Sreejesh into the Indian goal. Sreejesh celebrated his 250th hat for India and how he did not want to remember that event. India responded with a resounding penalty corner practice through Harmanpreet Singh. With this goal Harmanpreet became the first player to reach double digits in goal counts this year. With the score at 3-2, the second half was set up to reflect if not excite the excitement and drama of the previous day’s action. The third quarter was very lively, but no team could find a scoring turning point, although India certainly played with more energy and ideas than their European counterparts. The question is whether Max Caldas’ men can retain the benefit and extend it if possible. The answer came in nine minutes before the clock struck. Sukjeet Singh, who was playing in his first senior match, started the dream in his opening match, passing the Spanish defenders before sending the ball home to equalize the score. For the Spanish team, the spectator raised his head to face defeat again last time. With only 6 minutes left, there was another twist in the story. Pepe Kunil joins his brother Pao on the scoreboard after converting a penalty corner for his first senior international goal. The shot was subject to a lengthy video review, but the goal stopped and Spain regained the lead. With three minutes left, India sent their keeper off the field and Spain were able to use it when they got another penalty corner. Mark Miralles was able to complete the goal with his fourth goal of the weekend. When the Red Sticks went on to win their first FIH Pro League of the season, they took a 5-3 lead in 90 seconds. Spain celebrated with visible relief when the whistle blew. Man of the match John Taurus said, “It was incredible today because we played so well. Goals are easy, but it is very difficult to defend against India because they are so fast. Commenting on this, India captain Manpreet said, “We missed some good opportunities, so we will work hard to improve some things before facing Germany, England and Argentina.” As a result, India are second in the league table, four points behind the Netherlands. Spain is in eighth place. UNI PN

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