Spain thrashes Korea and will play on Sunday against India in the round of 16

Spain thrashes Korea and will play on Sunday against India in the round of 16

The Spanish women’s field hockey team thrashed Korea 4-1 in a great match at the Olympic of Terrassa repeating the same result achieved in the victory against Canada and curiously the same – but against – before Argentina in his only loss.

spainfinished second in group C with 6 points and will face each other on Sunday against Indiathird in group B. On the other hand, Coreathird in Terracewill be measured at Englandsecond in the mentioned group B.

Las RedSticks They went out in search of victory and already in the first bars they enjoyed several opportunities, both in penalty-corner and in collective actions that did not find the prize of the goal.

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The 1-0 was quite a goal. A great individual action by Sara Barrios who, after stealing the ball from a Korean player, dribbled it with quality and the death pass turned it into a goal, Begona Garcia. The third goal of the Aragonese, true to her date, in each of the three games. It was minute 7.

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The players of the Spanish team Beatriz Pérez (l) and Lucía Jiménez (d) celebrate one of the goals scored against South Korea

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Korea, which had hardly created any danger up to that moment, made it 1-1 in a good action from Seungju Lee who entered the goal, after touching a Spanish defender. Even the Koreans had a penalty-corner in the last second, but they missed it.

Spain put one more gear in the second half. One by one the penalties-corner were repeated against some Koreans who defended themselves as best they could.

Xantal Giné He managed to break the losing streak in the penalty-corner with a focused shot that did minimal justice to what he was seeing. With 2-1, the break was reached.

The third quarter started in the best possible way. A goal of Belen Jimenez with move start, combination with the assistant Sarah Barrios and precise break and subsequent shot to give peace of mind in the form of 3-1.

Korea woke up in the last quarter and the goalkeeper Melanie García had to work hard in two penalty-cornersavoiding the second Asian goal.

Sara Barrios was in charge of signing the win with a great personal action in which he got rid of several rivals to make the final 4-1. He previously gave two assists on the first and third goals.


4-Spain: Melanie Garcia; Laura Barrios Sara Barrios (1), Lucía Jiménez (1), María López, Belén Iglesias, Candela Mejías, Xantal Giné (1), Beatriz Pérez, Gigi Oliva, Alejandra Torres-Quevedo (Marta Segú, Constanza Amundson, Maialen García, Clara Ycart, Begoña García (1), Laia Vidosa, Jana Martínez
1-South Korea: Jinmin Lee; Jungeon Seo, Eunbi Cheon, Jina Kan, Su Ji Choi, Juri Lee, Jeong In Kim, Suyong Seo, Hieyin Cho, Hojeong Pak (Cheyoung Yun, Yujin Ji, Hyunji Kim, Sujin An, Seona Kim, Seungju Lee (1), Eungi Kim).
Referees; Amber Church (New Zealand) and Cookie Tan (Singapore)
Partials: 1-1, 1-0,
Goals: 1-0, m.7: Begoña García; 1-1, m.11: Seungju Lee; 2-1, m.21: Xantal Giné (PC); 3-1, m.33: Lucía Jiménez; 4-1, m.52: Sara Barrios.
Incidences: 2,767 spectators at the Olympic Games in Terrassa.


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