The Danas are struggling to gain possession. The Dutch are downplaying it despite being outnumbered by the Germans.
Valentin Altenburg goes all in and pulls his goalkeeper after the goal.
Goal for Germany, 1:3 by Nike Lorenz
The first goal after a short corner for Germany after a World Cup! Zimmermann fakes the shot and then lays around to the left over to Lorenz. She has a clear path and sinks flat on the bottom right.
Penalty corner for Germany! Horn finds a Dutch woman’s foot.
Weidemann makes a dangerous bad pass, but the Netherlands cannot capitalize on it. On the right just before your own quarter, the ball is lost before it goes to worlds on the other side. But she just doesn’t reach the steep pass, otherwise she would have been alone before Sunday.
The Danas are currently hardly coming from their own half. Of course, a late comeback cannot be ruled out, but it is not in the air at all at the moment.
Green card for Viktoria Huse (Germany)
Huse is sent off the field for an alleged stick hit. Hard decision!
Goal for Netherlands, 0:3 by Maria Verschoor
The double whammy! Holland enters the circle. The ball goes on goal from Matla’s bat, but Sonntag is able to fend off the attempt. However, she was powerless when Verschoor shot at the right post.
Goal for Netherlands, 0:2 by Freeke Moes
Now it happened! Shortly after the corner, Moes comes to an end from a short distance and doesn’t let that endure. She pushes the ball through Sunday’s legs into the goal.
Penalty corner missed by Lidewij Welten (Netherlands)
The Netherlands plays a variation. From the edge of the circle, the play equipment is played back to the editor of worlds. She then shoots past the long corner from an acute angle.
Short corner for Holland!
Sunday saves twice! Jansen deducts from the edge of the circle. The German goalkeeper is there with the kicker and she is also there for the subsequent shot.
Germany opens fourth quarter!
Beginning of 4th quarter
The Netherlands are still 1-0 after 45 minutes. The Dutch women were a little more superior in the last round than before the break. Germany, on the other hand, did not come forward as regularly. One last time Valentin Altenburg swears in his girls again before it goes into the final section.
The DHB selection is now pushing a bit, but is still struggling to get into the circle of shots. The quarter is about to end.
Green card for Freeke Moes (Netherlands)
Shortly before the end of the third, the Germans have the majority again. Freeke Moes has to go to the penalty box for two minutes.
Penalty corner missed by Nike Lorenz (Germany)
The second attempt in a row is also unsuccessful. This time Lorenz shoots. Her shot is good from the height, but shot too central.
Penalty corner missed by Sonja Zimmermann (Germany)
Zimmermann’s attempt expires, but there is another corner.
Short corner for the DHB team!
Germany has a little less of a chance to play in this third quarter. The Dutch women now have the upper hand again and, above all, better offensive actions.
Penalty corner missed by Yibbi Jansen (Netherlands)
The bullet will be issued on Jansen. She forces the quick finish, but Horn runs off the shot. Class action!
Short corner for the Netherlands! Zimmerman commits a stick foul.
It goes very fast! Stapenhorst is alone in front of the goalkeeper and runs past her. Before she can score, Koolen intervenes and saves at the last second.
Shortly thereafter, Lidewij can increase worlds to 0:2! On the left, she also finishes with the backhand, but shoots the ball over the goal. Julia Sonntag does not have to intervene.
Stapenhorst comes to a conclusion from seven meters in a circle, but hesitates a little too long. So your attempt with the Aggi will be blocked.
Linnea Weidemann prevailed in midfield against three Dutch women, which is worth seeing and technically excellent, and then opened the game to the right. Kira Horn wants to receive the ball, but stops it. Too bad.
Let’s continue with halftime two! The Danas have offense.
Beginning of 3rd quarter
With the Dutch women’s national team leading 1-0 against Germany, the game goes into the break. While Oranje controlled the game in all respects in the first quarter and deservedly scored the first goal, Germany was much better in the second half after the short break. Hardly anything was allowed at the back and now and then came dangerously forward. You can build on that. It’s about to go on!
The ball hits the German goal for the second time, but the referee whistles before that. In the action, she sees a stock foul of worlds.
The Danas now combine twice to form a circle, which is worth seeing. But there is always the final stop.
The Germans are much better in the game in this second quarter than they were in the first quarter, so the advantage of the Dutch has decreased a bit.
Green card for Marloes Keetels (Netherlands)
Penalty corner missed by Nike Lorenz (Germany)
The corner doesn’t go as planned and the Danas have to make spontaneous changes. Due to an inaccurate publication, Lorenz only comes out of the rotation and under pressure to finish. Koning safely fends off the low shot.
Penalty corner for Germany! Horn pulls right to the baseline and is only stopped with a stick foul in the circle. The chance to equalize.
Green card for Xan de Waard (Netherlands)
Xan de Waard has to be off the field for two minutes. Perhaps Germany can capitalize on the majority.
Lena Micheel with the best German chance so far! Selin Oruz sends Micheel into the circle with a great side shift to the right. The latter swings into the far corner for a slap shot, Hanna Granitzki wants to put the bat in, but Josine Koning is there and defends with her foot.
Beginning of 2nd quarter
The Dutch have lived up to their role as favorites so far and lead 1-0 against Germany after 15 minutes. They had more of the game throughout the first quarter and, above all, a few good chances. They then used one of them to lead shortly before the end of the period (13′). The Danas, on the other hand, need to get a little more calm and precision into their own game.
Almost the 0:2! Laurien Leurink has a lot of space after the Germans lose the ball and marches into the circle. From 10 meters she takes a slap shot – the ball rolls just past the left post out of bounds. lucky!
Goal for Netherlands, 0-1 by Marloes Keetels
Germany is behind! Keetels enters the circle far too easily on the left and plays inside. Oruz intercepts the ball, but he jumps off her racket directly to the Dutchwoman. From two meters she pushes the ball past the goal on Sunday.
In return, Holland almost manages to make it 1-0! Albers escapes Huse on the right just before the baseline. She pulls inside and locks. The ball flies in the middle towards Sunday, who can parry.
First degree for Germany! Lorenz has some space at the edge of the circle, turns and hits it with the Argentine backhand. The play equipment sails past the box just to the right.
The German team still made a few careless mistakes in their own ball possession, so they haven’t made it into the last quarter so well yet.
For the first time, the DHB team combines in the firing circle. Granitzki looks for a foot of the opponents – in vain.
So far only Oranje has played here. The World Cup host put a lot of pressure on from the start, but the Germans have been defending attentively so far.
The Dutch women come into the circle again, this time from the right. Albers puts the ball in the middle and Pieper unluckily deflects it. So Sunday has to intervene and then clarifies confidently.
Maria Verschoor has the first chance of the game! and what a! From five meters to the left, she pulls off with “Aggi”. The ball flies just past the upper right corner.
The ball rolls! The Netherlands in the black jerseys toast. Germany runs in white.
The teams run in. After the national anthems have been played, the spectacle can begin.
The Dutch are reigning world and European champions and last year also won the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The neighboring country beat Ireland 5-1 yesterday and thus also had a great start to the tournament. In their own stadium, they also benefit from the home advantage, which they already knew how to use last year at the European Championship.
After the final whistle, national coach Valentin Altenburg only had words of praise for his girls and was satisfied with the first game: “The ball went well, we created a lot of chances and in the end we scored nice goals. I’m very happy with my team, who didn’t have it easy against Chile today.”
After the confident start of the DHB selection yesterday against Chile (4:1), the toughest chunk awaits Germany in the second game. And a look at the balance of the last games shows how difficult the Germans are in the prestige duel: There are a total of 15 defeats against Holland in a row. In order for these statistics to be brightened up today, a performance that is at least as disciplined as yesterday against the South Americans is required. The Danas went at a high intensity for 60 minutes and didn’t let the fighting performance of the Chileans buy their nerve.
Have a nice Sunday evening and welcome, dear field hockey friends, to the second group game of the Danas at this world championship! The German team meets the co-hosts from the Netherlands today at the Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen. It starts at 7:30 p.m.