by Graciela H. Ortiz
Argentina 8 defeated Chile 0
Goals: ARG - Jorge Lombi PC 20m PC 53m, Rodrigo Vila FG 35m, Marco Riccardi PC 37m, Matías Vila PC 48m, Marco Riccardi PC 56m; Lucas Vila PC 60m, Juan Manuel Saladino FG 69m.
Former Leonas coach Sergio Vigil made his official debut as the men's Argentine coach with an overwhelming 8-0 victory over Chile in the second match of a Four-Team Tournament at Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires on Wednesday.
In the first match,
The first half was even with
However, the hosts showed some of their technical superiority and speed to net twice, in the 20th minute with a Jorge Lombi penalty corner, and in the 35th, through Rodrigo Vila after brilliant solo play by Matas Paredes.
But things changed after half-time as
Thus, Marco Riccardi put
In the 56th minute, Riccardi netted and Lucas Vila increased the gap to 7-0, four minutes later, both from penalty corners.
Saladino sealed the triumph with a minute left, after a rush through the right side which finished with a precise crossed shot for the decisive 8-0 result.
In the last minute of the match,
France 5 defeated Belgium 4
Goals: FRA - Mathieu Durchon FG 4m, Thomas Gourdin FG 20m, Christophe Gourdin FG 29m, Nicolas Monnier PC 42m, Soyez Frederic PC 55m; BEL - Charles Vandeweghe FG 9m, John Goldberg PS 48m, Maxime Luycx PC 50m, John Goldberg FG 61m
The match was even with tight marking with
From then on,
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