Hockey World Cup: Germany score three late goals to beat Netherlands 4-1

Hockey players of Germany and Netherlands in action. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 05, 2018, 08.25 PM (IST)

Two-time champions Germany outclassed Netherlands 4-1 in their second Pool D match to inch closer towards booking a direct quarterfinal berth at the ongoing men's hockey World Cup here on Wednesday.

Germany came back from a goal down and scored through Mathias Muller (30th minute), Lukas Windfeder (52nd), Marco Miltkau (54th) and Christopher Ruhr (58th) to register their second consecutive win in the pool.

Netherlands, who took the early lead through Valentin Verga in the 13th minute, failed to capitalise the start. 

After this win, Germany are atop Pool D with six points from two wins ahead of the Netherlands, who are on three points.

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Germany had earlier defeated Pakistan 1-0 in their opening match, while Netherlands had mauled Malaysia 7-0.