Olympia 2021 Tokyo: 4: 1! Hockey women win against South Africa


Germany’s hockey women make South Africa wet!

After the victories against Great Britain (2: 1), India (2: 0) and Ireland (4: 2), the “Danas” (women’s national team) also won the fourth group game against Underdog South Africa with 4: 1 on Friday.

Lisa Altenburg (31): “I think it can go a long way for us. I think that all nations can be beaten. Of course, Holland is always there upstairs, but they are due at some point. I see a lot of potential in this team. We can land at the top of the possibilities. “

At first it was a real water fight. Due to a thunderstorm with a lot of rain, the game at the Oi Hockey Stadium could only kick off 65 minutes late. Both teams had already been on the field for the anthems when the masses of water fell from the sky.

Selin Oruz (24) to BILD: “It was a great experience again. You don’t sing the German national anthem that often during a monsoon. “



Even before the kick-off, the players were completely soakedPhoto: John Locher / AP

After the thunderstorm had subsided, the women did much better than the men, who just a few hours earlier, completely unexpectedly, had a 3: 4 bankruptcy against South Africa.

2nd minute: Lightning start for Germany! Nike Lorenz (24) refueled on the half right between two opponents in the circle of the shot. There Altenburg takes over and smashes the first shot on goal of this game into the far corner.

10th minute: The Germans increase to 2-0 after a penalty corner. Sonja Zimmermann (22) gets the ball and pulls it straight into the left corner.

24th minute: And again meets Altenburg! Anne Schröder (26) stages Altenburg. She can choose the corner in the shooting circle, shoots from the half-left position above into the short corner. It is her fourth goal in the tournament.

49th minute: Schröder scores to make it 4-0 for Germany.

53rd minute: Toni Marks scores the consolation goal for South Africa.

The “Danas” have already qualified for the quarter-finals. In the final game against tournament favorites Netherlands (Saturday) it is “only” about a good starting position for the knockout round, which starts on Monday.

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