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Australia beat Germany to win title

india Updated: Dec 07, 2009 00:58 IST

Australia overcame a two-goal half-time deficit to beat Germany 5-3 and win the Champions Trophy hockey for a record 10th time on Sunday in Melbourne.

German 18-year-old Florian Fuchs equalized in the 15th minute after Luke Doerner gave Australia an early lead.

Martin Haner scored a penalty and Matthias Witthaus got a field goal for Germany to carry a 3-1 lead into the break.

Australia trailed 3-1 at halftime before scoring three goals in 15 minutes to open the second half. Luke Doerner got a hat trick.

Australia scored two more penalties in the 41st and 50th minutes while Fergus Kavanagh sealed the team’s 10th Champions Trophy gold at 67 minutes.

South Korea came from behind to beat the Netherlands 4-2 and claim the bronze medal, and Spain downed England for fifth place.