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

GER V NZL ( Pool B ) Olympic Games London 2012

5 - 5

Match Review GER - NZL 5-5


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
NZL 4 32 WILSON Nick FG 0 - 1
NZL 6 28 PETHERICK Richard PC 0 - 2
GER 10 7 DEECKE Oskar FG 1 - 2
NZL 21 27 JENNESS Stephen FG 1 - 3
GER 27 23 FUCHS Florian FG 2 - 3
NZL 30 6 CHILD Simon PC 2 - 4
NZL 36 6 CHILD Simon FG 2 - 5
GER 47 26 STRALKOWSKI Thilo PC 3 - 5
GER 51 19 ZELLER Christopher FG 4 - 5
GER 69 19 ZELLER Christopher FG 5 - 5


Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
GER 29 6 HÄNER Martin G
GER 55 18 KORN Oliver G


Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
4 MÜLLER Maximilian
6 HÄNER Martin 1
7 DEECKE Oskar 1
8 WESLEY Christopher
9 FURSTE Moritz
13 HAUKE Tobias
14 RABENTE Jan Philipp
15 WESS Benjamin
17 WESS Timo
18 KORN Oliver 1
19 ZELLER Christopher 2
22 WITTHAUS Matthias
23 FUCHS Florian 1
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 JAMSON Hamish
Reserve Umpire MONTES DE OCA German
Judge 1 AGUILERA Antonio
Judge 2 BUDEISKY Alberto
Technical Officer QUAYE KUMAN Nii

Christopher Zeller’s late goal condemned New Zealand to fifth place in Pool B, denying the black sticks who led the game for all of 63 minutes of an incredible tie.

Nick Wilson’s tip in and Richard Petherick’s penalty corner strike had New Zealand 2-0 inside six minutes before Oskar Deecke got one back just three minutes later. Zeller stung the base of the post from a corner soon after in an all-action opening salvo before a two-goal wedge was re-established when Ryan Archibald’s superb right-wing cross ended up on Stephen Jenness’s stick for a simple finish and 3-1.

Florian Fuchs replied was a nicely worked three-on-one move, passed around Kyle Pontifex but Simon Child closed out the half with his first goal on the half hour, calmly flipping home a corner rebound. His second, making it 5-2, came just 45 seconds into the second period, cracking home from the edge of the circle.

From there, though, Germany discovered their scoring touch. Thilo Stralkowski drove home a penalty corner and Zeller got the deficit down to one, finishing off another indoor-style move. And his last act was to flip home his side’s fifth goal from off the ground. It made little tangible difference for Germany who remain in second place and through to play Australia in the semi-final. They will fret over the health of captain Max Mueller who picked up a nasty thumb injury in the first half, not appearing for the duration of the second period.

But for New Zealand it means they are stuck in fifth and destined for the ninth/tenth playoff against Argentina rather than seventh against Pakistan. 

(Stephen Findlater)

  • Match 30
  • Date Tue, 7 Aug 2012
  • Time 21:15
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue

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