Tokyo, August 6 (EFE). Argentina lost to the Netherlands in the women’s hockey final today tokyo games, He took the Olympic silver medal in a match where the “Las Leonas” claw wasn’t enough against highly effective opponents in both attack and defence.
The Argentines were behind on the scoreboard since the start of the match at Oi Hockey Stadium, in Tokyo, and although they managed to close the difference and convert the opponent’s goal in the final stage, they could not beat the Dutch.
Thus both teams reissued the result of the final match of the London 2012 Games, with the two orange teams also winning the gold with a 2-0 victory.
The Dutch dominated the game from the start, and at their first Pentalty corner kicked the ball across the crossbar, on a ground floor still soaked from the rain that fell during the day in Tokyo.
The Whites were placed in the final after beating Germany and India, while the Europeans had eliminated New Zealand and Great Britain in the quarter-finals and semi-finals.
The second quarter also started with a clear orange dominance, and Nunink and Vershor had clear chances to open the scoring with shots that narrowly missed the Sochi arc.
Many Dutch people predicted what would happen in the 23rd minute, when Matla opened the scoring with a corner kick, the third shot by the Europeans. They continued their siege and achieved the same thing in the same way, this time embodied by the camp after only three minutes.
The same Dutch player did not forgive another corner kick, condemning her with a powerful shot before which Sochi could not do anything.
But Leonas didn’t give up and managed to close the gap with a short corner kick sent in by Gorzelani at the end of the second quarter, putting it 3-1 on the Oi scoreboard.
The Argentines came out more combative and assertive in defense in the third set, and with Sochi’s help, they avoided more goals from some very dangerous Dutchmen in each of their attacks, but were unable to make their way into the opponent’s goal.
In the last quarter, Las Leonas did its best to try and rush its options against some demanded opponents in the rear who were waiting to inflict damage on the counterattack.
The Dutch ran to embrace in the center of the field at the final whistle, while the Argentines gathered in a rally in their own area and were encouraged by coach Carlos Jose Retegui after he was, once again, too close to glory.
Thus, Argentina got another silver from Tokyo, such as those it won in Sydney 2000 and London 2012, while its competitors achieved gold in London 2012 and Beijing 2008, to which silver was added in Rio.
The two teams had met seven times before in the Olympic Games, with the Europeans achieving 5 victories and one win for “Las Leonas”.
Today’s match completed the Olympic podium in Tokyo, after Great Britain took bronze on Friday by defeating India (4-3) in the match for third place, tying its third consecutive medal at the subsequent Games. Gold medal in Rio 2016 and bronze in London 2012.
Antonio Hermosen Gandol
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