The Dutch hockey players have proved disappointing european CHAMPIONSHIP in Antwerp are closed properly. The team, Max Caldas won Saturday’s bronze-to Germany with a 4-0 defeat in the consolation class.
Bjorn Kellerman, Mirco Pruyser, Jeroen Hertzberger and Mink van der Weerden were the goals for the Dutch team, which had hoped for the title to continue in a tournament in Belgium. The netherlands suffered on Thursday in the semi-finals, however, a painful and a 3-4 defeat against Spain.
The Spaniards will compete Saturday, starting at 20: 30 with a champion of Belgium for the European championship.
This is the fourth year that the field hockey bronze packs at a european CHAMPIONSHIP. Before that happened, in 1974, and in 2009 and again in 2013. The orange was also good for the five-time gold and seven silver. Only, in 2003, had ended, the Dutch people will not be on the podium (fourth).
The women have been in the final in Antwerp, belgium. The team of Alyson Annan is playing on Sunday against Germany, take the exit 16: 00).
He Kellermann (right) celebrates his opening goal with His Side. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
Orange can withstand the German pressure
In the first quarter, it was a Saturday, especially, searching for the aartsrivalen, that is, in the past, and together for thirteen of the sixteen European titles won (eight in Germany, five in the Netherlands. The orange in the group stage of the european CHAMPIONSHIPS with a 3-2 won by the Germans, managed to get its first penalty corner, but the use of the Van der Weerden has been stopped by the goal keeper Victor Aly.
At the beginning of the second quarter was That van Puffelen is a huge risk, but the 26-year-old midfielder was able to hit the ball from very close behind For get. The rebound was not Kellerman, just a couple of minutes later and scored, the player of the Compound, however, after a good Hertzberger: 1-0.
The Germans responded with the still in strong position with a strong phase, which also includes a few of the great opportunities in return. Three strafcorners with the pain and the difficulties are rendered harmless by the Netherlands, while the a goalkeeper Sam van der Ven, well-delivered, when, Malte Hellwig will be completely free for him, it appeared.
Half was Orange, it will be difficult for Germany, but it was the crew of the Syrup at the end of the third quarter scoring. Pruyser took aim with the touch of a tip-in after a cross from Thierry Brinkman. The Germans continued to try, in the last one and a half minutes, but a goal was not an option. Hertzberger (strafbal) and Van der Weerden (penalty corner) scored well and made it a 4-0 lead on.
The netherlands for the sixteenth time in seventeen european CHAMPIONSHIPS on the podium. (Photo: Pro-Shots)