The Red Lions qualified for the Hockey League Final. Under the impulsion of penalty corner specialist Alexander Hendricks, our men’s National Hockey League beat India 2-5. The Red Lions will play for the gold medal on Thursday at 12 noon. Australia or Germany are waiting in that final.
NS Red Lions On the right track to achieve their dream of a gold medal. In the quarter-finals they sank the Spanish fleet, gunner Hendrix today bombarded the Indian fleet at the bottom of the sea.
Although that took some getting used to. The Lions started the match without the usual penalty-kick pair between the lines. But Boon, left in the stands for tactical reasons, saw Hendrickx Loick Luypaert follow in their footsteps. He shot the ball into the goal after two minutes – Hendrickx’s way.
However, this progress did not last long. In the heat of Oi Hockey Stadium, our Belgian hockey team was filled with enthusiastic Indians. In search of glory last year, the Indian team scored two more goals before the end of the first half.
Hattrick carried Hendrix to the rescue
But the Lions had another clown up their sleeve, his name: Alexander Hendricks. We now know he has a life-threatening penalty kick in his arsenal, but his continuity is fantastic at the moment.
With his third hat-trick of the tournament, he single-handedly snatched the Lions from 2-1 to 2-4 in the second part of the match. Legend has it that he treats every donor with a gin tonic. With 14 goals in this tournament, his bill is already rising.
In the final stage of the race, the Belgians showed their superior physical preparation. A fifth goal from Dohmen as a prisoner on the cake. The Red Lions will play for the gold medal on Thursday at 12 noon. Australia or Germany are waiting in that final.
All goals of the India-Belgium match (2-5)
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