After losing 1-4 in 1st match against Spain, the India Men Team beat Spain 2-0 in their second match played at Sant Cugat del Valles. These results levels the series at 1-1 and set-up interesting stage for 3rd and final test match between two teams.
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In the 2nd test, Both the teams attacked from the first minute and battled against each other with their skills and tactics. Sunil and Akashdeep exchanged good passes and took the ball close to the goal-post but the Spanish goalkeeper brilliantly saved it. With both the teams unable to open their scoring account despite of continuous efforts, the scores remained 0-0 by the end of the first half.
The second quarter started with both the sides looking for opportunities to open their account. After few minutes, Spain was awarded a penalty corner but the Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh deflected the ball and it went wide. Looking forward to enter the Spain’s D, Sunil earned a penalty corner opportunity but failed to convert it. India went on aggressive attack and took the lead as Ramandeep Singh dexterously struck a field goal in the 17th minute, thereby, opening their scoring account by 1-0. As no further goals were scored in the rest of the session, the first half ended in favour of India at 1-0.
The third quarter started with India keeping good control over the game. Ramandeep gave a beautiful pass to Akashdeep who hit the ball straight into the goal post in the 33rd minute that resulted in a field goal, which took the lead by 2-0. While, Spain was in dire need of finding the first goal, their strategies went futile and the score remain unchanged to 0-2 in favour of India.
India continued to dominate the last quarter of the game and maintained good pressure on Spain. Spain got a chance to score when they got a penalty corner but the Indian defence stood strong and Sreejesh saved it yet again for India. As Spain was unable to score any goal in the entire match, India won the match by 2-0 at the final whistle.