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Australia vs Germany Highlights: Australia defeat World Champions Germany 2-1, clinch first win in Hockey Pro League 2023- Watch Highlights

Australia vs Germany Highlights: Australia defeat World Champions Germany 2-1, clinch first win in Hockey Pro League 2023- Watch Highlights

Australia vs Germany LIVE: Australia defeat World Champions Germany 2-1, clinch first win in Hockey Pro League 2023- Follow Hockey Pro League 2023 LIVE updates 
Australia vs Germany Highlights: Hockey Pro League Highlights – Australia clinched their first win in the second leg of the Hockey Pro League 2023. The Kookaburras defeated World Champions Germany 2-1 to get three points on the board after losing two successive games in the FIH Pro League 2023 on Tuesday, 14th March 2023. The […]

Australia vs Germany Highlights: Hockey Pro League Highlights – Australia clinched their first win in the second leg of the Hockey Pro League 2023. The Kookaburras defeated World Champions Germany 2-1 to get three points on the board after losing two successive games in the FIH Pro League 2023 on Tuesday, 14th March 2023. The match was played at the Birsa Munda Stadium in Rourkela. Follow Hockey Pro League 2023 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

Australia vs Germany Highlights: Australia defeat World Champions Germany 2-1, clinch first win in Hockey Pro League 2023- Watch Highlights

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Soon after the start of the contest,  the first German attack nearly resulted in a goal but a crucial stop by Jake Harvie in front of the goal denied the Honamas an opportunity to deflect the ball into the goal. Soon Jack Whetton gave Australia the lead as he collected a pass from Collins on top of the circle and fired a powerful hit that managed to beat Danneberg on his right post.

Welch doubled Australia’s lead on the stroke of 1st quarter break with a powerful drag flick that nestled in between the keeper and the post defender.

Gonzalo Peillat halved the German deficit midway through the second quarter, burying a drag flick low to the keeper’s left. Australia nearly restored their 2-goal advantage towards the end of the half as Ben Staines found shooting opportunity in the German circle, but his low shot was smothered by an onrushing Danneberg and Germany managed to clear the rebound.

Australia vs Germany Highlights: Australia defeat World Champions Germany 2-1, clinch first win in Hockey Pro League 2023- Watch Highlights
Australia vs Germany Highlights: Australia defeat World Champions Germany 2-1, clinch first win in Hockey Pro League 2023- Watch Highlights

Australia had the better of the early exchanges in the second half, with the best chance falling to Willott through a deflection on a lifted ball heading towards the German goal which wrong-footed Danneberg, but went just wide of the goal. Germany had their best chance of the quarter through a penalty corner but Gonzalo Peillat’s attempted flick was chased down well by Jake Harvie and while the ball hit his leg, it was above the knee level, hence deemed dangerous.

Australia were reduced to 10 players in the 4th quarter for two minutes as Jake Harvie received a green card for a poor tackle attempt to stop a German counter attack. Germany nearly made it count but a spectacular save by Johan Durst diving to his right stopped a powerful shot by Hellwig. Durst was once again called into action as he pulled off another save from a Gonzalo Peillat penalty corner flick with 7 minutes left in the game. Germany went down to 9 players with 5 minutes left in the game with Bosserhoff and Hinrichs receiving a green and yellow card respectively within seconds of each other. Australia used the advantage to dominate possession in the German half to seal a hard-fought win and take all 3 points.

Australia Squad

1. Lachlan Sharp, 4. Jake Harvie, Nathan Ephraums, Johan Durst (gk), 9.Jacob Anderson, 10.Josh Beltz, 11.Eddie Ockenden, 12.Jake Whetton, 15.Jayden Atkinson, 16.Tim Howard, 17.Aran Zalewski, 18.Ben Rennie (gk), 19.Craig Marais, 20.Ky Willott, 21.Jack Welch, 26.James Collins, 33.Hayden Beltz, 36.Anand Gupte, 44.Ben Staines, 48.Davis Atkin

Germany Squad

1. Alexander Stadler,2, Mathias Müller, 3. Mats Grambusch (C), 5. Linus Müller, 11. Constantin Staib, 13. Paul-Philipp Kaufmann, 14. Teo Hinrichs, 15. Tom Grambusch, 16. Gonzalo Peillat, 19. Justus Weigand, 20. Niklas Bosserhoff, 21. Michel Struthoff, 22. Marco Miltkau, 23. Martin Zwicker, 24. Erik Kleinlein, 25. Hannes Müller, 29. Malte Hellwig, 30. Thies Prinz, 38. Antheus Barry, 44. Moritz Ludwig, 62. Elian Mazkour

Australia vs Germany Highlights: Australia defeat World Champions Germany 2-1, clinch first win in Hockey Pro League 2023- Watch Highlights

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