Azlan Shah Cup: Germany draw with Spain

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:05 IST

Germany pulled off a sensational 4-4 draw with Spain after trailing 1-4 in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament.

Kuala Lumpur:

Three penalty corner conversions in the final 18 minutes saw Germany pull off a sensational 4-4 draw with Spain after trailing 1-4 in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here today. World champions Germany, still smarting from their 3-4 defeat to Pakistan in their previous game, gave a mediocre performance in the first-half as the Spaniards raced to a 4-1 lead at the break on goals by Santiago Freixa (4th, 31st, 35th) and Pol Amat (28th). But Germany came surging back late in the game as Florian Kunz (52nd and 66th) and Bjoern Michel (69th) scored off penalty corners to add to Christoff Eimer's 11th minute strike. The draw took Germany's tally to 10 points from five while Spain moved to five from as many outings. Spain paid the price for complacency after going into half-time at 4-1. In fact, they brought on skipper and playmaker Juan Escarre only in the last quarter to fortify their defence. But by then, the Germans were in full flow. (PTI)

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