"We didn’t accept the physical hardship and got stupid goals to go with it," criticized national coach michael behrmann. The germans were no match for the argentines in the first half, who were supported by 4,000 spectators at the estadio mundialista.
After goals from sofia maccari (15. Minute), noel barrionuevo (28.), carla rebecchi (32.) and josefina srouga (37.) the team of the german field hockey federation (DHB) was already trailing 0:4. "It just went silly. We don’t need to concede goals, and we can’t get the ball under our feet," said national team player natascha keller.
It was only in the second half that the german team found its way into the game and put the world champions under pressure, which was rewarded with goals from lisa hahn (39.) and hannah kruger (15.) was rewarded. Behrmann spoke of an "important experience for the younger players to fight the duels harder".
On tuesday, germany will face new zealand in the third and final group match before the quarterfinals on thursday. On saturday, the vice european champions had won their opening match 4:2 against sud korea.