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Germany beats the Netherlands

Yesterday the German polo national team sponsored by POLO+10 successfully completed their last group match against the Netherlands. In a very fast and open match Moritz Gädeke (+3), Sven Schneider (+3), Caesar Crasemann (+1) and Peter Kienast (+1) defeated the Dutch by 7-6 after extra time. POLO+10 congratulates!

In the beginning, the Dutch were always two goals ahead, but Germany has caught up quickly. Both teams were very strong and the fourth regular chukker ended with a 6-6 tie. In extra chukker the ball just rolled up a while back and forth. The Germans missed their first scoring chance (Moritz Gädeke: “We actually would have to kick it”). But they didn’t miss the next opportunity: the ball was in the 30 yard area. All four team members were in front of the goal – and a wonderful team action led to to the golden goal: Caesar Crasemann took a run-up, but let the ball lay down and took a Dutchman off the game instead. So Peter Kienast had enough space: He dribbled the ball just in front of the goal and then finished the golden goal. Moritz Gädeke: “It was a very nice, open and fair match with just few fouls. We played very well together. Also the Netherlands was a great team. For me it was one of the best matches of the European Championship.”

After two narrow defeats against Italy and France, this is the first German victory at the European Championship. As the number three in group A they will face on Friday at 12.30 pm the last team of the group B. Whether their rival is Spain or Austria is being decided today in the last group matches. England and Ireland already made it to the top four with two victories.

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Schedule and results:
Thursday, 4th September 2014
03:00pm Italy vs. Germany 8:7
04:30pm France vs. Netherlands 5:4

Friday, 5th September 2014
15:00am Austria vs. England 5:8

Saturday, 6th September 2014
11:00am Spain vs. Ireland 4:6

Sunday, 7th September 2014
02:00pm Italy vs. Netherlands 5:3
03:30pm France vs. Germany 6:4

Monday, 8th September 2014
02:00pm Spain vs. England 5:8
03:30pm Ireland vs. Austria 7:4

Tuesday, 9th September 2014
02:00pm France vs. Italy 6:3
03:30pm Netherlands vs. Germany 6:7

Wednesday, 10th September 2014
02:00pm England vs. Ireland
03:30pm Austria vs. Spain

Friday, 12th September 2014
11:00am 4th Zone A vs. 3rd Zone B (Match 1)
12:30am 3rd Zone A vs. 4th Zone B (Match 2)
02:00pm 2nd Zone A vs. 1st Zone B (Match 3)
03:30pm 1st Zone A vs. 2nd Zone B (Match 4)

Saturday, 13th September 2014
11:00am Loser Match 1 vs. Loser Match 2
02:00pm Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match Spiel 2

Sunday, 14th September 2014
02:00pm Loser Match 3 vs. Loser Match 4
03:30pm Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4

The Teams:
Zone A

Netherlands (+8)
Jim Souren (+1)
Pablo Van Den Brink (+2)
Alexander Van Andel (+2)
Nick Grooss (+3)

Italy (+8)
Edoardo Ferrari (+2)
Giacomo Galantino (+1)
Matias Bertola (+1)
Julio Coria (+4)

Germany (+8)
Moritz Gädeke (+3)
Sven Schneider (+3)
Caesar Crasemann (+1)
Peter Kienast (+1)

France (+8)
Julien Reynes (+2)
Florent Garaud (+2)
Corentin Lepape (+2)
Adrien Le Gallo (+2)

Zone B
England (+8)
Max Dear (0)
Olly Tuthill (+4)
Jack Mesquita (+1)
Freddy Dear (+3)

Spain (+8)
Mario Gomez Duran (+4)
Nicolas Alvarez Cervera (+3)
Yago Espinosa De Los Monteros (+2)
Luis Aznar Oriol (0)

Ireland (+8)
Richard Fagan (+1)
Sebastian Dawnay (+4)
Max Hutchinson (+2)
Stephen Hutchinson (+1)

Austria (+8)
Walter Scherb (+1)
Martin Bleier (+2)
Diego Braun (+4)
Robert Kofler (+1)

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