Tokyo Olympics, Women’s hockey: Germany beat India 2-0, Rani Rampal & Co suffers consecutive defeats

Tokyo Olympics, Women’s hockey: Germany beat India 2-0, Rani Rampal & Co suffers consecutive defeats – Rani Rampal-led Team India have lost the crucial group stage contest 0-2 against Germany. The consecutive loss for India makes it tough for India to make it to the quarterfinals. Nike Lorenz scored the opener for Germany in the 1st quarter and Anne Katarina Schroder doubled the lead in the 3rd quarter. Adding to India women’s hockey team woes, Gurjit Kaur missed a penalty stroke in the 3rd quarter.- India at Tokyo Olympics

The Indian team penetrated the German circle for the first time in the second quarter but failed to net a goal. The women in Blue had two clear chances but they failed to convert on both occasions.

In the fourth quarter, searching for a desperate goal, the Indian side kept fighting till the last minute but weren’t able to find the net.

Earlier, Netherlands had thrashed India in their opening game on Sunday and after today’s loss, the side in Blue have faced consecutive defeats in the Tokyo Olympics.

Indian women’s Hockey team will next take on Great Britain (Wednesday), Ireland (30 July 2021), and South Africa (31 July 2021) before the knockout stage, which begins on August 2.

Tokyo Olympics, Women’s hockey: Germany beat India 2-0, Rani Rampal & Co suffers consecutive defeats

India at Tokyo Olympics

India vs Germany Highlights

@19:10: India women hockey team loses once again

@19:05: Germans keep the ball moving around as India’s hopes are dashed

@18:59: Yellow card to Sharmila Devi

@18:58: Pia Mertens misses a shot, fails to make it 3-0

@18:56: Nike Lorenz misses penalty corner

@18:54: Vandana Katariya’s shot hits the woodwork

@18:52: Fourth quarter begins, India need a miraculous escape

@18:49: Green card for Anne Katarina Schroder

@18:45 Gurjit Kaur suspension ends after green card

@18:43: Vandana Katariya makes a brilliant save for India

@18:39: GOAL! Anne Katarina Schroder scores, Germany lead 2-0 

@18:36: Gurjit Kaur misses penalty stroke for India

@18:35: Penalty corner for India

@18:31: Third quarter begins! Can Rani Rampal-led India stage comeback?

@18:27: 

@18:24: The first half comes to an end. Germany has taken the lead in Q1 and created several chances for adding another goal. India plays fast and is prompt to take any opportunity to come back.

@18:21: Germany happy to keep the lead after 2nd quarter

@18:18 Germany leads 62 per cent possesion against India

@18:12 Lisa Altenburg misses a shot

@18:11: India’s defence breached, great save from goalkeeper Savita

@18:08: No penalty corner

@18:07: Second penalty corner of the match. India refer their decision to avoid it.

@18:03: Second quarter begins

@17:58: GOAL 1-0 to Germany, Nike Lorenz scores the opener

@17:57: First penalty corner of the game for Germany

@17:55: Cecile Pieper misses a shot

@17:54: Franzisca Hauke makes a good save

@17:53: India’s midfield steps up to the challenge but Germany’s defenders are way too good

@17:50: Germany takes control over the possession after the first few minutes

@17:45: Game ON- 1st quarter underway

@17:43: National anthem finished

@17:41: India, Germany players make their way to the ground.

Tokyo Olympics, Women’s hockey: Germany beat India 2-0, Rani Rampal & Co suffers consecutive defeats

India at Tokyo Olympics

India starting lineup

Gurjit Kaur, Deep Grace Ekka, Monika, Savita, Vandana Katariya, Udita, Navneet Kaur, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Salima Tete, Neha

Coach – S. Marijne- S. Marijne

Germany starting lineup

Horn Kira, Amelie Wortmann, Nike Lorenz, Oruz Selin, Katarina Anne Schrolder, Sonja Zimmermann, Lisa Altenburg, Julia Sonntag, Franzisca Hauke, Pieper Cecile, Viktoria Huse

Coach- X. Reckinger

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(with inputs from ANI)