Pro League: Belgium-India, great propaganda for hockey… (3-3, 4-5 to SO)

The meeting started off strong with the first warning from the very aggressive Indians in the Red Lion circle.

The game is committed and balanced.

On the 5th Jugray asked twice for Loïc Van Doren who did well.

Three minutes later an isolated Akashdeep inside the circle offered a big chance.

Parattu illustrated in flat shot by Boon on pc.

Alternately 2 goalkeepers were called but each time they came out perfectly.

On the 18th kick, Shamster stuck the ball into the ceiling.

A minute later De Kerpel worried Parattu with a shot that went too high.

In the 21st minute Cédric Charlier cut in a superb shot from De Kerpel to equalize.

2 minutes later Parratu made another 3-star save with a powerful shot from Arthur Van Doren.

The speed dropped a bit and the Belgian had a hard time moving the Indian in his place.

Loïc Van Doren also stood out in a beautiful India shot in the 31st minute.

They remain dangerous on the counter-attack and their agility poses a lot of problems for us, especially on their right flank.

In the 35th minute, Gougnard scored a superb goal through a clever pass from van Aubel (2-1).

The pressure from the Red Lions increased and Dohmen offered a good chance to hit the mark but Parattu saved the day.

De Kerpel and Cosyns are still worrying about the Indian rearguard while De Sloover saved some tough situations at the back.

At 51st De Kerpel was very active making 3-1 on pc…

A minute later the Indian slalom caused a hit which Harmanpreet converted.

The game restarts.

The end of the game was clear in India and what had to happen was Jarmanpreet equalized on pc to make it 3-3 in the 58th minute.

Belgium did get triple pc at 60 but we stopped there.

The Indians won 4-5 on SO.

Belgium: L. Van Doren; A. Van Doren, Stockbroekx, Hendrickx, De Sloover; Gougnard, Denayer, Wegnez; De Kerpel, Boon, Charlier then Dohmen, van Aubel, Dockier, Boccard, Cosyns

India: Parattu; Dilpreet, Surender, Manpreet, Hardik, Manpreet, Harmanpreet, Shamster, Varun, Akashdeep, Amit then Jarmanpreet, Lalit, Nilakanta, Vivek, Jugray, Abhishek

Referees: MM van Bunge and Tomlinson

Green Card: 14th Hard Drive

Goals: 18th Shamster (0-1), 21st De Kerpel (1-1), 35th Charlier (2-1), 51st De Kerpek (3-1), 52nd Harmanpreet with a stroke (3-2), 58th Jarmanpreet on the computer (3-3)

Penalties: Belgium (1/9), India (1/9)

SO: Boccard (1-0), Harmanpreet (1-1), Cosyns via Hendrickx (2-1), Abhisek (2-2), Gougnard (3-2), Lalit (3-3), De Sloover via Hendrikx (4-3), Shamster (4-4), De Kerpel via Hendrikx (4-4), Akashdeep (4-5)

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