Hockey players of Germany and Netherlands in action. Photograph:( Twitter )
Netherlands , who took the early lead through Valentin Verga in the 13th minute, failed to capitalise the start.
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.
"Matches like these, keep the team grounded. We will come back stronger in all scenarios of the tournament which can arise now," says Chief Coach Maximiliano Caldas. #GERvNED #IndiaKaGame #HWC2018 #DilHockey pic.twitter.com/gQqwi0y1kj— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 5, 2018
Germany had earlier defeated Pakistan 1-0 in their opening match, while Netherlands had mauled Malaysia 7-0.