VALENCIA (SPAIN), FEB 23 ; India defeated Germany by 2-1 in their last match of the Spain tour on Sunday. The matches were in preparation for the FIH World League Round 2 to be held in New Delhi from March 7 to 15.
Ambassador of India to Spain, Mr. Vikram Misri and the Secretary Mr. Chander Parkash Gandhi were seen enjoying the match and supporting the Indian eves to go for the win.
Both the teams started cautiously as neither team wanted to give the initial edge to the other. The teams made desperate attempts to strike the goal post but all went in vain and the entire first half of the game proved to be a dry run for both the teams.
It was Deepika who opened the score card for Indian eves and surged ahead in the 40th minute by scoring a field goal taking the score to 1-0. Germany did not sit back, and pressed hard in search of an equaliser but the Indian eves displaying some spectacular stick work as they dominated the game and kept the ball in their possession for long. It was through the stick of Amandeep Singh who successfully converted the penalty corner in the 55th minute to double the lead for India.