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Hockey World League Round 2 - Men

Elektrostal, Russia - May 27 - June 2, 2013
Local time is 6:24pm

Russia v Austria

Round Robin

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
May 28th, 2013
6 Round Robin 6:30pm Russia RUS - AUT Austria 4 - 2 (3 - 1) Final    

Match Review

The nailbiter of the day came at the end, when Russia took on Austria in a hotly disputed clash. The home team gained an early advantage when Nikolay Yankin took advantage of a misunderstanding in the Austrian defense to open the scoring in the 6th minute, but Austria's Michi Körper responded less than five minutes later with a cracking penalty corner flick for the 1-1.

An open battle between equal opponents ensued, with chances at either end, and it was the Russians who pulled ahead again when Nikolay Komarov slapped a ball across the circle into the boards. With a great solo run and goal in the dying seconds of the first half, Dmitry Azarov subsequently extended the lead to 3-1.

In the second half, Austria came out blazing, chasing the elusive goal to narrow the gap. After 20 minutes, Michael Körper brought them back within striking distance with another penalty corner goal, but veteran Alexander Platonov  re-stored the two goal lead little later, pushing the ball over the line in a crowded circle.

The match ended with a 4-2 win for Russia, designating Russia the crown prince of the tournament for the time being, and complicating Austria's dream of challenging Japan for the elsive spot in the World League Semi-Finals.

JPN v EGY (Round Robin) AUT v EGY (Round Robin)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W WD LD L GD Pts
Round Robin
Japan  JPN 5 5 0 0 0 12 15
Russia  RUS 5 4 0 0 1 7 12
Ukraine  UKR 5 1 2 0 2 -5 7
Austria  AUT 5 1 1 1 2 1 6
Egypt  EGY 5 1 0 2 2 -3 5
Czech Republic  CZE 5 0 0 0 5 -12 0

MATCHES

Jun 2, 2013
EGY Egypt
Ukraine UKR
JPN Japan
Austria AUT
CZE Czech Republic
Russia RUS
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