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Germany blank Canada 6-0

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, March 3 (PTI): Defending champions Germany toyed with Canada before subjecting them to a 6-0 plastering in their second Pool A match of the hockey World Cup here today.

Playing a fast-paced and one-touch hockey, the reigning Olympic champions and world number one side dictated terms for most part of the match which they led 4-0 at the breather.

Canada, ranked 10 places below Germany at the FIH chart, gave a stiff fight after the breather but still conceded two goals in the second session.

For Germany, who had drawn 2-2 with South Korea in their opening match, 18-year-old Florian Fuchs scored twice in the 58th and 64th minutes while Benjamin Wess (3rd), Jan-Marco Motag (21st), captain Maximillian Muller (23rd), Martin Haner (28th) found the target once each.

Gunning for a hattrick of World Cup titles after their triumphs in 2002 and 2006, Germany forced as many as seven penalty corners � from which they scored three � while Canada got just one in the entire match.

Play was confined mostly in the Canadian 25-yard for most part of the match and it was a completely lop-sided contest in the first session.

Just as the handful of the spectators at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium took their seats, Germany opened their account with Benjamin Wess scoring after playing a one-to-one pass with Oscar Decke.

Canada were on a even keel with Germany in the first 15 minutes as they also made some fine moves but once the reigning Olympic champions doubled their lead in the 21st minute through a penalty corner by defender Jan-Marco Montag, the floodgates were opened.

Montag�s drag-flick found the Canadian net after hitting the hands of goalkeeper Dave Carter. Two minutes later, captain Maximillian Muller scored from his side�s fourth penalty corner after Montag set it up for him.

Martin Haner then made it 4-0 five minutes later from Germany�s fifth penalty corner sending the ball at the bottom left corner of the Canadian goal. After the breather, Canada improved their performance and for more than 20 minutes in the second session they kept the Germans at bay.

But incessant pressure from the never-say-die Germans resulted to two goals in the last 12 minutes with young Florian Fuchs scoring two fine field goals and end the match with a tennis-like score.

Germany play lowest ranked Argentina in their next match on Friday while Canada take on the Netherlands the same day.

In day�s second match Korea beat Argentina 2-1.

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Germany blank Canada 6-0

NEW DELHI, March 3 (PTI): Defending champions Germany toyed with Canada before subjecting them to a 6-0 plastering in their second Pool A match of the hockey World Cup here today.

Playing a fast-paced and one-touch hockey, the reigning Olympic champions and world number one side dictated terms for most part of the match which they led 4-0 at the breather.

Canada, ranked 10 places below Germany at the FIH chart, gave a stiff fight after the breather but still conceded two goals in the second session.

For Germany, who had drawn 2-2 with South Korea in their opening match, 18-year-old Florian Fuchs scored twice in the 58th and 64th minutes while Benjamin Wess (3rd), Jan-Marco Motag (21st), captain Maximillian Muller (23rd), Martin Haner (28th) found the target once each.

Gunning for a hattrick of World Cup titles after their triumphs in 2002 and 2006, Germany forced as many as seven penalty corners � from which they scored three � while Canada got just one in the entire match.

Play was confined mostly in the Canadian 25-yard for most part of the match and it was a completely lop-sided contest in the first session.

Just as the handful of the spectators at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium took their seats, Germany opened their account with Benjamin Wess scoring after playing a one-to-one pass with Oscar Decke.

Canada were on a even keel with Germany in the first 15 minutes as they also made some fine moves but once the reigning Olympic champions doubled their lead in the 21st minute through a penalty corner by defender Jan-Marco Montag, the floodgates were opened.

Montag�s drag-flick found the Canadian net after hitting the hands of goalkeeper Dave Carter. Two minutes later, captain Maximillian Muller scored from his side�s fourth penalty corner after Montag set it up for him.

Martin Haner then made it 4-0 five minutes later from Germany�s fifth penalty corner sending the ball at the bottom left corner of the Canadian goal. After the breather, Canada improved their performance and for more than 20 minutes in the second session they kept the Germans at bay.

But incessant pressure from the never-say-die Germans resulted to two goals in the last 12 minutes with young Florian Fuchs scoring two fine field goals and end the match with a tennis-like score.

Germany play lowest ranked Argentina in their next match on Friday while Canada take on the Netherlands the same day.

In day�s second match Korea beat Argentina 2-1.