Olympic Games London 2012
London, Great Britain - July 30 - 11, 2012

NED V GER ( Pool B ) Olympic Games London 2012

3 - 1

Match Review NED - GER 3-1


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
GER 3 19 ZELLER Christopher PC 0 - 1
NED 14 19 de VOOGD Bob FG 1 - 1
NED 36 14 DE NOOIJER Teun FG 2 - 1
NED 41 30 van der WEERDEN Mink PC 3 - 1


Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
4 MÜLLER Maximilian
6 HÄNER Martin
7 DEECKE Oskar
8 WESLEY Christopher
9 FURSTE Moritz
13 HAUKE Tobias
14 RABENTE Jan Philipp
15 WESS Benjamin
17 WESS Timo
18 KORN Oliver
19 ZELLER Christopher 1
22 WITTHAUS Matthias
23 FUCHS Florian
25 ZELLER Philipp
  Head Coach WEISE Markus
  Team Manager HEIMPEL Jochen

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 GENTLES David
Umpire 2 CURRAN Ged
Reserve Umpire GROCHAL Marcin
Judge 1 AGUILERA Antonio
Judge 2 de SALES Claudius
Technical Officer QUAYE KUMAN Nii

Netherlands v. Germany 3-1 (half-time: 1-1)

A berth in the semi-finals was on the line in the meeting between the two European giants, Germany and the Netherlands and it was the Dutch that claimed the first semi-final spot in the men’s tournament with a 3-1 win. It seemed only fitting that the man scoring the key go-ahead goal was veteran Teun de Nooijer, who was celebrating his 450th cap in front of the Dutch Royal family members Prince Willem and his wife Maxima.

The win guarantees the Dutch their seventh-consecutive top four finish and puts the defending Olympic champion, Germany, in peril of not cracking into the semi-finals. The Germans need to pick up at least one point in their game on Tuesday against New Zealand or hope for a Korean loss to make the playoffs.

Germany took the lead just two minutes into action on its first penalty corner chance. Christopher Zeller easily hit the mark on the chance to give the Germans the early 1-0 advantage, it would be the last that they would hold the advantage as the Dutch sparked back to life and never looked back. The lead lasted for just over 10 minutes when Bob de Voogd scooped up a rebound and fired in the second-chance shot to tie the game at one.

de Nooijer’s go-ahead goal came just moments into the second half as he was waiting by the far post for a spot on pass and gave the Dutch the 2-1 lead and more importantly the momentum to open the half, The Netherlands quickly built on their lead when Mink van der Weerden went top shelf on a penalty corner to open up a 3-1 lead.

The pace was fast and furious in the second half as the teams treated the sold out Riverbank Arena to end-to-end action. Germany did it’s best to climb back into the game, but the two-goal lead was too much to overcome as the Netherlands booked their semi-final ticket.

Germany closes its preliminary round action with the last game of the day on Tuesday against New Zealand, while the Netherlands will take on Korea in what are the two essential games for the semi-final picture in Group B

 (Eric Bailey)

  • Match 22
  • Date Sun, 5 Aug 2012
  • Time 16:00
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue

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