Three Nations Invitational: India beat Belgium 3-2

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Dusseldorf: India’s dragflick sensation Harmanpreet Singh scored twice to ensure a 3-2 victory over Belgium in a battle of nerves at the Three Nations Invitational Tournament here on June 5.
Earlier in the tournament, India had lost 1-2 to Belgium in their first match and drew 2-2 with Germany in their second game. It was goals by Harmanpreet Singh (34′, 38′) and forward Ramandeep Singh (49′) that helped India win.
India played cautiously in the second quarter, not allowing Belgian attackers easy penetration inside the striking circle. Meanwhile, India won two PCs in the 23rd and 24th minute but Harmanpreet’s well-struck flick was blocked by Belgian defenders. The second quarter went goalless.
Going into the second half, India continued to trail but their breakthrough came in the 34th minute when they bagged their fifth PC of the match. This time Harmanpreet was impeccable with his dragflick, making sure he converted to give India the equalizer
India held their nerve with a strong fight back, constantly attacking the Belgian defense and make space in the D. India forward Ramandeep Singh was the one to find the breakthrough with good assist by his compatriots in the 49th minute.
His successful shot on goal helped India regain the lead with the score reading 3-2. The Indian defenders were commendable in their effort to keep India in the lead and eventually win the match.

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