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2008 Mens Olympic Games

Beijing, China - August 10-23, 2008

Germany v Spain

Gold

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
August 23rd, 2008
M38 Gold 8:30pm Germany GER - ESP Spain 1 - 0 (1 - 0) Final    x 2

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Gold Medal game: Germany v Spain

> Germany have taken on Spain six times at the Olympics winning three, drawing twice and losing once.
> In the Pool phase Germany beat Spain 1-0 through a Moritz Fürste penalty corner goal.
> At Athens 2004 Germany beat Spain (4-3) in the bronze medal match, following a draw (1-1) in the pool phase.
> Spain sole win over Germany came at Atlanta 1996 (1-0).
> This is the fifth time Germany feature in an Olympic gold medal match.
> Germany's last Olympic final came at Barcelona 1992, when they claimed gold defeating Australia 2-1.
> Spain have played two previous Olympic finals, losing on both occasions.
> In the1980 final Spain went down 4-3 to India, and at Atlanta 1996 Spain lost 3-1 to The Netherlands.
> Spain and Germany have the tightest defence having conceded seven goals each at Beijing 2008.
> Five of Spain's 12 goals have come from penalty corners.
> Spain needed 29 attempts to score five penalty corner goals (i.e.17%)
> Germany have scored 13 goals, three of them from penalty corners.
> Germany have converted three of 18 penalty corner attempts (i.e.16%).
> Santi Freixa is Spain's leading goalscorer with five goals at Beijing 2008 (3 FG, 2 PC).
> Matthias Witthaus and Florian Keller have scored three goals each for Germany at the Beijing Olympics.
> German head coach Markus Weise chases a second successive gold, having guided the German women to the gold medal at Athens 2004.
> Spain's head coach Maurits Hendriks can also claim a second Olympic gold medal, having won a gold medal with his native Netherlands at Sydney 2000.

NED v AUS (Bronze)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
Spain  ESP 5 4 0 1 4 12
Germany  GER 5 3 2 0 6 11
South Korea  KOR 5 2 1 2 2 7
New Zealand  NZL 5 2 1 2 1 7
Belgium  BEL 5 1 1 3 -4 4
China  CHN 5 0 1 4 -9 1
Pool B
Netherlands  NED 5 4 1 0 10 13
Australia  AUS 5 3 2 0 17 11
Great Britain  GBR 5 2 2 1 3 8
Pakistan  PAK 5 2 0 3 -2 6
Canada  CAN 5 1 1 3 -7 4
South Africa  RSA 5 0 0 5 -21 0

MATCHES

Aug 23, 2008
CHN China
South Africa RSA
KOR South Korea
Great Britain GBR
NED Netherlands
Australia AUS
GER Germany
Spain ESP
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