GER V ARG ( Final ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Buenos Aires 2015

GER
4 - 1
ARG

Match Review GER - ARG 4-1

Match 33: final
Germany v Argentina 4-1 (1-0)

Germany are champions of the Argentina Hockey World League Semi-Final in Buenos Aires. The world number 2 walked away with a 4-1 win in the final against Argentina’s Leones. Man of the match was Christopher Rühr who scored two terrific goals to seal first place.

The Olympic champions took an early 1-0 lead thanks to Christopher Rühr following a great solo-run down the left before cutting inside and slotting his shot in at the far post.

The first two quarters saw the Germans being in good control of the match. The so called “Honamas” dominated ball possession forcing Argentina’s Leones to rely on rare counter-attacks.

Both teams also met in the final of the 2013 Hockey World League Semi-Final in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, with Germany winning 4-2. The pool B match of the Argentina Hockey World League Semi-Final in Buenos Aires, however, had finished 4-3 in favour of the Leones.

Argentina earned five penalty corners in succession in the third quarter but Gonzalo Peillat was denied on all occasions. The Leones forced another penalty corner after taking a video-referral. This time Peillat laid the ball off for Lucas Rossi whose shot on target hit the body of Tobias Hauke. The awarded penalty stroke was taken by Juan Gilardi (39’) to put the Leones on the scoreboard.

The goal gave Argentina confidence to push forward but the German defence marshalled by Martin Häner stood firm. However, Rühr (44’) scored out of the blue when he stole the ball from Carlos Ibarra to defeat Leones keeper Juan Vivaldi in a one-on-one. Pushed forward by the noisy spectators, the Leones tried everything to bounce back but the Olympic champions defended well. Instead, it was Germany’s Florian Fuchs (60’) who wrapped up the victory, finishing off a counter-attack to secure a convincing 4-1 win.

Thoughts on the match

Christopher Rühr (GER)
“We dominated the first half allowing Argentina not a single shot on goal. We defended very well, the second half was more emotional but in the end we deserved the victory. It was a great game from us.”

Carlos Retegui (ARG)
“Congrats to Germany. We are very happy with our overall performance because we had a great tournament. Today we also played a great match today and especially in the third and fourth quarter we challenged the Olympic champions. Germany could not relax because they knew that we can tie any time.”

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
GER 7 17 RÜHR Christopher FG 1 - 0
GER 34 29 WELLEN Niklas FG 2 - 0
ARG 39 4 GILARDI Juan PS 2 - 1
GER 44 17 RÜHR Christopher FG 3 - 1
GER 60 23 FUCHS Florian FG 4 - 1

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
GER 38 8 GRAMBUSCH Mats G
ARG 42 12 VILA Lucas G
GER 51 8 GRAMBUSCH Mats G

GER

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 JACOBI Nicolas
6
2 MÜLLER Mathias
X
3 BUTT Linus
X
4 WINDFEDER Lukas
X
6 HÄNER Martin
X
8 GRAMBUSCH Mats 2
X
9 DEECKE Oskar
5
10 WESLEY Christopher
X
13 HAUKE Tobias
6
17 RÜHR Christopher 2
5
19 ZELLER Christopher
X
20 ZWICKER Martin
X
21 FURSTE Moritz
X
23 FUCHS Florian 1
Bench
24 FÜRK Benedikt
6
27 ORUZ Timur
X
29 WELLEN Niklas 1
39
30 WALTER Tobias
  Team Manager HEIMPEL Jochen
  Head Coach WEISE Markus
  Assistant Coach McCANN Michael
  Stand-In Manager MERZ Frederick
  Physiotherapist PAPENFUß Andreas
  Physiotherapist WATZKE Hannes
  Medical Doctor WIDENMAYER Willi
  Psychologist KUHN Michael
  Video Technician WIEDERSICH Werner

ARG

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 VIVALDI Juan
X
2 PEILLAT Gonzalo
X
4 GILARDI Juan 1
X
5 IBARRA Pedro
X
7 CALLIONI Facundo
X
10 PAREDES Matias
7
11 MENINI Joaquin
X
12 VILA Lucas 1
17
14 TREVISAN Pablo
X
16 ORTIZ Ignacio
X
17 LOPEZ Juan
27
19 DELLA TORRE Nicolas
10
20 IBARRA Isidoro Carlos
X
22 REY Matias
Bench
24 BRUNET Manuel
7
26 MAZZILLI Agustin
X
27 ROSSI Lucas
Bench
30 BERTHOLD Joaquin
  Team Manager BLANCO Javier
  Head Coach RETEGUI Carlos
  Assistant Coach RONCONI Mariano
  Medical Doctor FEIJOO Pablo
  Physiotherapist CAMMARERI Matias
  Stand-In Manager RIVERO Rolando
  Video Technician LINDOLFO Javier

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 NEL Deon
Umpire 2 KIM Hong Lae
Reserve Umpire LIM Hong Zhen
Video Umpire GRIME Murray
Judge 1 STEWART Tony
Judge 2 HAWKE Gavin
Technical Officer BURT Josh
  • Match 33
  • Date Sun, 14 Jun 2015
  • Time 18:00
  • Pool/Class Final
  • Venue CeNARD

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