June 23, 2024

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The Devils failed to debut

The Devils failed to debut

Chile begin their Olympic quest against New Zealand in the first match of the Oman Olympic qualifiers. The game ended with a score of 3 to 1 for the Oceanic team.

During the first quarter, Los Diablos went with a waiting block to read the opponent. New Zealand, on the other hand, had more aggression and verticality right from the start, and that’s it Jack Smith (6′) And Scott Boyd (13′) They opened the scoreboard, putting Dark spots 2 to 0 is favorable.

In the second half of the first half, Chile had good combinations and persisted with the idea of ​​closing the gap and leveling the game, but the New Zealand team was very determined in defense.

After the break, the roles were reversed: New Zealand were more hopeful, Los Diablos pushed a little more and tried to score. Chilean pressure is constant, however Sam Lane (45′) finished 3rd up to 0. Despite the result, the South American team defended penalty corners very well and with one second left in the game, Franco Becerra (60′) scored 1 for 3.

Despite the defeat, it was a good game for the Chilean team, however, the minimum errors were very expensive: the violations that ended in the cards gave New Zealand more space for combinations and dizzying attacks.

Los Diablos’ next game is against Canada on Tuesday, January 16 at 7 a.m. on ESPN Chile and Star+.