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Netherlands beat Germany 7-1

European champion Netherlands eased to a 7-1 victory over World and Olympic champion Germany in the last group match of the Punjab Gold Cup Hockey Tournament.

india Updated: Feb 07, 2009 20:36 IST

European champion Netherlands eased to a 7-1 victory over World and Olympic champion Germany in the last group match of the Punjab Gold Cup Hockey Tournament. The victory gives Netherlands 14 points from six round-robin matches in the four-nation tournament. The Dutch side had already secured a spot in the tournament final where it will face India. Germany finished the group stage with five points. The Dutch controlled the game from the first minute when Wouter Jolie converted a penalty corner. In the seventh minute Jeroen Hertzberger doubled the Netherlands' lead.

Germany squandered its opportunities to get back into the game and wasted three penalty corners in 10th, 17th and 26th minute. After the break, Netherlands picked up where they left off and extended their lead with goals from Constantijn Jonker, Robbert Kemperman and Lucas Judge while Heretzberger and Jolie both scored again.

Christopher Wesley scored a consolation goal for Germany.