Olympics Hockey: India beat Argentina 2-1 in pool match

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It is India’s second win in three Pool B matches, after beating Ireland 3-2 and getting beaten by Germany 1-2.

Both teams started off on a cautious note but it was India’s S.V. Sunil and Ramandeep, who first made a clinical penetrations inside the Argentine defence to take first penalty corner of the match in the opening minutes.

Success came few minutes later when the India got their second penalty corner as Chinglensana fired them into the lead with a powerful strike.

India went into half time leading 1-0.

Argentine players came out stronger after half time but it was India who scored in the initial minutes as Kothajit Khadangbam scored a field goal in the 35th minute of the third quarter to make it 2-0.

Argentina proved superior the last quarter and reduced the margin with 10 minutes still to play but India hung on to seal the victory.

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