ARG V CHN ( SF 2 ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Valencia

ARG
1 - 2
CHN

Match Review ARG - CHN 1-2

SF2 ARG v CHN Goal 1 for CHNPosted June 20, 2015
SF 1 ARG v CHN Goal 2 for CHNPosted June 20, 2015
SF2 ARG v CHN Match highlightsPosted June 20, 2015

Wang Mengyu provided two vicious penalty corner strikes to fire China through to the final of the Hockey World League Semi-Final and, perhaps more importantly, confirmed their qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Wang said afterwards it was an “awesome feeling” to qualify for the Games, especially as her side have rarely beaten Las Leonas.

“In my time with the team, we have never won a match against Argentina. This is our first time and I am very happy we have done it at last and in such a brilliant occasion, to win an Olympic place.”

China over-turned Argentina who had earlier led via a corner of their own from Carla Rebecchi in the 24th minute in a game where chances were few and far between.

China, for the most part, laid a compact base and launched overheads from the back to try and use their swift forwards. In defence, their tackling and protection of their own circle was immense, with Cui Quixia getting through a wealth of work, frustrating the threats of Delfina Merino and Rebecchi from open play for the most part.

It meant Las Leonas got little traction in the first half until they earned a flurry of penalty corners around the 25 minute mark. From one of those, Rebecchi nailed a low flick past Li Dongxiao. Wang equalised, though, within a few minutes with a rocket of her own down the glove side for 1-1 at half-time.

And, as time went on and despite a deficit in terms of possession, China created the cleaner chances. Florencia Habif being called upon to make an amazing save from a Xi Xiayun volley.

China made the decisive breakthrough when they earned one last corner with four minutes remaining. Wang, once again, got everything behind it and Belen Succi was powerless to keep it out and the goal was enough to put China in Sunday’s final.

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
ARG 24 11 REBECCHI Carla PC 1 - 0
CHN 25 2 WANG Mengyu PC 1 - 1
CHN 56 2 WANG Mengyu PC 1 - 2

ARG

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 SUCCI Belen
22
2 TOCCALINO Sofia
X
5 RODRIGUEZ PEREZ Macarena
9
6 CEDRES Jimena
X
7 CAVALLERO Martina
X
11 REBECCHI Carla 1
X
12 MERINO Delfina
X
14 HABIF Agustina
X
16 HABIF Florencia
X
17 SANCHEZ Rocio
9
19 ALBERTARRIO Agustina
9
20 MOLINA Luciana
X
24 ROMANG Pilar
31
26 ORTIZ Maria Paula
X
27 BARRIONUEVO Noel
24
29 GOMES FANTASIA Julia
X
30 SRUOGA Maria Josefina
Bench
31 MUTIO Maria
  Team Manager PANDO Gabriela
  Head Coach CAPURRO Santiago
  Assistant Coach CORRADINI Agustin
  Physiotherapist FIORONI Patricia
  Medical Doctor LOVERA Javier (Dr.)
  Stand-In Manager MINADEO Gabriel

CHN

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 LI Dongxiao
X
2 WANG Mengyu 2
11
5 XU Xiaoxu
8
6 DE Jiaojiao
X
7 CUI Qiuxia
19
8 WU Mengrong
X
9 XI Xiayun
X
10 PENG Yang
X
11 LIANG Meiyu
X
12 WANG Na
8
16 MA Wei
6
18 ZHENG Qiuling
X
19 ZHANG Xiaoxue
X
20 SUN Xiao
X
25 BAO Qianqian
X
27 YU Qian
8
28 LI Jiaqi
Bench
30 GUO Jiajia
  Team Manager WANG Tong
  Stand-In Manager LIU Yuxiang
  Head Coach CHO Myung Jun
  Assistant Coach WANG Zhongjun
  Physiotherapist LI Xinxing
  Medical Doctor ZHAO Quinli (Dr.)

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 SOMA Chieko
Umpire 2 ESKINA Elena
Reserve Umpire BRUNEKREEF Caroline
Video Umpire ROACH Lisa
Judge 1 PENNYCOOK Jo
Judge 2 CORA-XAVIER Viviane
Technical Officer RUTTEN Edna
  • Match 29
  • Date Sat, 20 Jun 2015
  • Time 16:30
  • Pool/Class SF 2
  • Venue Betero

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