Spain and Germany opened their campaign with the third fixture of the Hockey Pro League Men’s. Germany took the bonus point against Spain in a neck-to-neck encounter on Friday. The next match of the tournament will see these two hockey giants locking horns with each other on 25 Jan at 5:30 PM (IST) on Estado Betero, Valencia. While Spaniards will aim for the win in their home ground, Germany will continue to maintain their winning ways and register another victory.
In their precious encounter, Spain took the lead in the third quarter as Pau Quemada fired home from a penalty corner-drag flick. But Rühr brought the game to parity and tied the scores at 2-2, heading towards a shoot-out for the bonus point.
Germans finished the last season at No. 6th and Spaniards secured 8th spot for themselves. In this edition, they are looking forward to upping the competition. Both the teams have head-to-head stats summing up to 14 matches in which Germany has sealed victory in 11 matches with 53 total goals and Redsticks (Spain) have won only three face-offs with 29 goals.
Probable Playing XI
Spain: Quico Cortes (GK), Pau Quemada, Albert Beltran, Enrique Gonzalez, Alvaro Iglesias, Xavi Lleonart, Marc Boltó, Josep Romeu, Sergi Enrique, Marc Sallés and Marc Serrahima
Germany: Victor Aly (GK), M Haner, Lukas Windfeder, Mathias Müller, Teo Hinrichs, Timm Herzbruch, Niklas Wellen, Florian Fuchs, Mats Grambusch, Marco Miltkau, Christopher Ruhr.