Germany face the Netherlands in the Olympic men’s hockey final
Beat defending champions Germany on world champions Australia 4-2 on Thursday to hit a date with the Netherlands in the final of the men’s hockey competition at the London Olympics.
Australia went ahead in the first half, which came quickly through Glenn Turner but Germany realized an equalizer from a penalty corner kick from Moritz Forest.
The draw was a fair result for the way that two teams presented a classy performance.
Germany looked more dangerous early in the second half but Australia made then had a goal ruled out for Germany.
But the German team fought back and equalized through Matthias and Athaws free from surveillance.
Germany made for the first time from the penalty corner kick Teo office 11 minutes before the end of the game.
Australia and rushed to tie, giving the Germans spaces on the pitch and were able to exploit already when Benjamin Vis started from the left side and played a cross around Florian Fox into the net.
Germany will play in the final with the Netherlands, who beat Britain 9-2 in the semi-final.