A whirlwind of objectives agitated the Indian junior men’s hockey group, which lost 1-3 to Spain in a gathering stage game at the 8-Nations U-21 Invitational competition on Thursday.

India went into the game careful about the minor blunders that had denied the side triumph in its past gathering experiences. The host then again was overflowing with certainty on account of two progressive triumphs.

India guarded hard in the goalless first quarter and commanded ownership in the second. Be that as it may, Spain’s hounded protection cut down on any objective scoring openings. The groups went into halftime secured a goalless impasse.

In a vivacious second from last quarter, the two groups turned out assaulting from the word go. It was India who struck first, Pratap Lakra changing over a punishment corner in the primary moment.

Spain hit back soon, however, in a four-minute time span, with three snappy objectives. Ignacio Cobos struck the side’s first, in the 35th moment with a PC transformation. Cesar Cusier (37′) and Gonzalo Quijano (39′) scored two with hardly a pause in between to give them a 3-1 lead.

To compound to India’s issues, Mandeep Mor grabbed a yellow card in the 40th moment, leaving it with a man down for the last piece of the quarter. The group safeguarded emphatically guaranteeing that it doesn’t yield more objectives.

India will play Austria in a 5-8 grouping experience on Saturday.


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