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Hockey World Cup 2018, Quarterfinal 1: Argentina vs England - 5 Talking Points

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585   //    12 Dec 2018, 23:11 IST

#4 Gonzalo Peillat shows his class


Gonzalo Peillat scored two goals in the match
Gonzalo Peillat scored two goals in the match

The tussle for an early lead was finally broken in the 2nd quarter, when Argentina earned a penalty corner. Their star drag flicker, Gonzalo Peillat, made no mistake as he shot a crisp flick into the goalpost, earning the crucial lead for Argentina within 2 minutes of the start of the second quarter.

Though down, England was certainly not out. Led by Barry Middleton, the English team went for a complete assault on the Argentine goalpost, and made 5 circle entries, equaling the Argentine total of the same in the 2nd quarter.

The Argentine halo was smashed in the 27th minute, when a crisp shot from Barry Middleton found the way to the Argentine goalpost, outfoxing the skills of Juan Vivaldi. Not only England was back in the game, the old English form seemed to come back in time for a team, that had struggled throughout their journey to the quarterfinals.

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