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India vs Spain hockey updates: India beats Spain 3-0

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 27, 2021 08:15 IST

India at Olympics 2021: India beats Spain 3-0.

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08:15 (IST)27 JUL 2021

That was all from this LIVE blog 

India will be one happy dugout to be in today. They have displayed a solid show of hockey. They attacked well, they defended well and outclassed the Spanish team. They would look to continue this form in the upcoming matches. 

As for the Olympics, the action for India never stops. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda to catch all updates from the Tokyo Olympics.

08:11 (IST)27 JUL 2021

08:07 (IST)27 JUL 2021

A much needed win for India after the drubbing against Australia. They now move into the 2nd spot in Pool A and should qualify for the quarter-finals. They still have Argentina and Japan to face. 

08:05 (IST)27 JUL 2021

FT: India 3-0 Spain

India hold out for the remaining match. They are comfortable and keep the possession and win register their second win of the tournament.

08:02 (IST)27 JUL 2021

4th Quarter India 3-0 Spain

Just under 2 minutes to play now. India will be looking to maintain their clean sheet.

08:02 (IST)27 JUL 2021

57' 4th Quarter India 3-0 Spain

SAVED BY SREEJESH! Spain go with a different approach and try for a deflection. They implement it successfully only to be denied by the Indian custodian.

08:01 (IST)27 JUL 2021

57' 4th Quarter India 3-0 Spain

A PENALTY CORNER FOR SPAIN. THEIR 8TH ONE! The ball loops up from Gonazalez 's shot and a penalty corner is given

08:00 (IST)27 JUL 2021

57' 4th Quarter India 3-0 Spain

Spain enter India's circle and build a threat but there is a stick check and India win the free hit.

07:59 (IST)27 JUL 2021

56' 4th Quarter India 3-0 Spain

India lose their referral.

07:58 (IST)27 JUL 2021

56' 4th Quarter India 3-0 Spain

What a miss by India! Mandeep's shot is blocked by Cortes. Mandeep calls for a review for dangerous play.

07:56 (IST)27 JUL 2021

55' 4th Quarter India 3-0 Spain

A SAVE BY SREEJESH! Spain finally manage a shot from the third penalty corner with Pau Quemada hitting it onto the body of Sreejesh which he comfortably puts away 

07:55 (IST)27 JUL 2021

4th Quarter India 3-0 Spain

Spain are unable to halt the ball and the penalty corner fizzles out to nothing. However, Spain win another penalty corner.

07:54 (IST)27 JUL 2021

4th Quarter India 3-0 Spain

The penalty corner comes to nothing but they win another one 

07:53 (IST)27 JUL 2021

54' 4th Quarter India 3-0 Spain

Quemada wins a penalty corner for Spain. He is tripped on the touchline by Simranjeet

07:51 (IST)27 JUL 2021

51' 4th Quarter India 3-0 Spain

A GOAL FOR INDIA! THEY GO 3-0 UP. Rupinder Pal is as clincal as ever. He keeps the powerful drag flick low and it has too much power for Cortes to stop. India has surely won the match now.

07:50 (IST)27 JUL 2021

51' 4th Quarter India 2-0 Spain

Simranjeet enters the the Spanish circle and finds the foot of Spanish player. A PENALTY CORNER FOR INDIA

07:48 (IST)27 JUL 2021

50' 4th Quarter India 2-0 Spain

Spain build a quick play down the left with quick one-two passing but the final shot is weak and Surender Kumar blocks the shot.

07:47 (IST)27 JUL 2021

49' 4th Quarter India 2-0 Spain

Rupinder Pal tries a long scoop into the Spanish circle but no Indian player is there to collect it 

07:46 (IST)27 JUL 2021

47' 4th Quarter India 2-0 Spain

Spain's Alonso is stuck on the right corner and is surrounded by 2 Indian players. He still manages to keep the ball out of harm.

07:43 (IST)27 JUL 2021

4th Quarter India 2-0 Spain

The fourth quarter is underway

07:43 (IST)27 JUL 2021

45' 3rd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

INDIA SURVIVE! Alegre puts the ball into play which is not collected cleanly on the circle. 

Alejandro Alonso's drag flick is weak and goes along the ground. Harmanpreet gets his stick in the middle and clears the ball out of play. End of 3rd quarter.

07:40 (IST)27 JUL 2021

45' 3rd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

A PENALTY CORNER FOR SPAIN!

07:39 (IST)27 JUL 2021

Spain have asked for a referral and appealed for a penalty corner.

07:38 (IST)27 JUL 2021

45' 3rd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

The ball goes into the Indian net but the hooter went off. What a finish to the quarter. 

07:37 (IST)27 JUL 2021

45' 3rd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

Nilkanta Sharma wins a free hit for India in thier on half. He was surrounded by 3 players from Spain.

07:37 (IST)27 JUL 2021

Meanwhile, Mirabai Chanu arrived in India yesterday and was given a grand welcome.

07:37 (IST)27 JUL 2021

07:36 (IST)27 JUL 2021

44' 3rd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

A green card for Amit Rohidas

07:36 (IST)27 JUL 2021

43' 3rd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

Good display of defending by Harmanpreet Singh. Spain try to enter the Indian circle from the left through the veteran Alegre but Harmanpreet steps in and hits the ball on Alegre's foot and wins a free hit.

07:33 (IST)27 JUL 2021

42' 3rd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

A collision between Indian captain Manpreet Singh and Lleonart. Luckily both are uninjured.

07:32 (IST)27 JUL 2021

41' 3rd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

 Spain build an attack from the left and earn a free hit but it comes to nothing. 

07:31 (IST)27 JUL 2021

39' 3rd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

A frustrated Xavier Lleonart appeals for a free hit near the Indian circle but is denied by the umpire.

07:29 (IST)27 JUL 2021

38' 3rd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

A strong backhand flick from the edge of the Spanish circle by Amit Rohidas but it is blocked

07:29 (IST)27 JUL 2021

07:28 (IST)27 JUL 2021

37' 3rd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

India are getting hold of the possession easily with Spain a man down

07:27 (IST)27 JUL 2021

36' 3rd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

A yellow card for Spain's captain Miguel Delas as Spain make an error in their substitution mistake. Spain are reduced to 10-men.

07:26 (IST)27 JUL 2021

35' 3rd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

India enter the Spanish circle but a lot of bodies in defence means that the ball finds the foot of an Indian player. Free hit for Spain. 

07:24 (IST)27 JUL 2021

35' 3rd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

Rupinder Pal puts the ball into Spanish circle looking to find an Indian player but India can only win a long corner.

07:24 (IST)27 JUL 2021

34' 3rd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

Spain are putting in pressure and have come out with a high press.

07:23 (IST)27 JUL 2021

32' 3rd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

A congested order of play. Spain's Enrique Gonzalez enters the Indian circle from the right and looks to win a penalty corner, but Harmanpreet manages to clear the ball.

07:20 (IST)27 JUL 2021

And we're off with the third quarter

07:18 (IST)27 JUL 2021

India's drag flicker Rupinder Pal Singh opened his account at the Olympics. He scored his first penalty corner goal in the sixth attempt. A good sign for India. India's other penalty corner specialist Harmanpreet Singh has already scored 2 goals in the tournament.

07:14 (IST)27 JUL 2021

07:12 (IST)27 JUL 2021

HT: India 2-0 Spain

The first-half comes to an end. After taking the lead in the first quarter, India were tested in their defense and they have stepped up. Amit Rohidas, Surender Kumar and Rupinder Pal Singh have been rock solid and India goes into the second half looking steady.

07:10 (IST)27 JUL 2021

30' 2nd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

a slap shot attempt to score by Spain a goal but it goes.

07:09 (IST)27 JUL 2021

29' 2nd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

Spain try to build a quick counter attack but Rupinder Pal Singh steps up and halts the threat at the half-line. 

07:08 (IST)27 JUL 2021

27' 2nd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

That was close! Beltran hits a backhand but it just goes wide. Spain are on the front foot here.

07:06 (IST)27 JUL 2021

25' 2nd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

David Alegre tries to enter the circle from the left but is disallowed

07:04 (IST)27 JUL 2021

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07:04 (IST)27 JUL 2021

2nd Quarter India 2-0 Spain

Quemada's drag flick goes wide off the goal and India survive.
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