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Agustin, Gonzalo guides Argentina to beat Spain in World Cup Hockey
Sportslogon Team November 29th 2018


Bhubaneswar : Conceding a goal down, the Olympic champion Argentina edged out Spain a high scoring Pool-A league match by 4-3 in the day Orisha Hockey Men's World Cup here at Kalinga Stadium on Thursday.

Double strike each by Mazzilli Agustin and Peillat Gonzalo guided the World No 2 Argentina to start their campaign with a winning note. The first quarter was showered with five goals, while Spain netted two goals. Agustin of the winning team adjudged as the man of the match.

What a start for Spain, Gonzalez Enrique opened the account for the team in the third minutes of the play. Iglesias Alvaro crossed passed the Argentinian defender inside the D area and pushed the ball to Enrique in front of the box who made no mistake by resting the ball inside the box.

Argentina bounced back in style by nailing the equaliser in the fourth minutes by Mazzilli Agustin . The powerful pushed of Menini Joaquin safely deflected by Agustin.

However Spain scripted led in the 13 minutes again with a beautifully executed penalty corner from the Red Sticks , Josep Romeu beat the goal keeper with a shot at the far post.

Within 45 seconds of conceding the second goal, the South Americans come up with a reply and its Agustin Mazzilli again, who makes 2-2 after a Lucas Vila passed on the left side in the 14th minute.

Argentina awarded with a PC at the end of the first quarter and who else, but Gonzalo Peillat. Its a beauty of a drag-flick as the 26-year old shoots through the legs of a Spanish runner and the goalkeeper Cortes Quico. The score board read as 3-2 by the end of first quarter in favour of Argentina. After a dull second quarter, the Argentina goalkeeper Vavaldi Juan was made few brilliant save before Vincenc Ruiz's goal, who smashed into the roof of the net in the 35th minute to leveled the score 3-3.

In the beginning of the fourth quarter, Argentina awarded with a PC, It was Peillat again came to the rescue , After being denied once in the 45th minute, the drag flicker placed his shot through two defenders to the right corner and scored in the 49th minute. .
This news was added and updated on : November 29th 2018
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