Christian Prokop stood out, he went All-in. In the preliminary round game of the ice hockey world championship between Germany and Russia, were played on Monday evening, 53 minutes, when the coach decided for a tactical Gamble: He sacrificed his goalkeeper Andreas Wolff in favour of an additional field player. Normally, these risky variant unpromising back were and download of running clock for the application, it is kind of a last straw; the Germans have led, however, to this date, with three goals (20:17). Procopius wanted to force the decision in a close, competitive encounter.
The Plan is terrific in the air. In the last minutes of the German national team actually managed to give the laboriously-earned Three-goal cushion. After Sergei Kosorotov had taken seven seconds before the end of the 22:22 (12:10)-final score could have been a pin in the atmospheric Arena at the Ostbahnhof fall to the ground to hear.
Christian Prokop: "of Course, the disappointment outweighs, for the Moment, the may seen tonight has also be"
interested Parties had the very similar. "For us, this is a small moment of Shock," said national player Hendrik Pekeler. "Of course, the disappointment outweighs, for the Moment, this must be tonight", was the national coach Prokop. "The beauty is that we now have to wait five days to make it better." But only 24 hours. On Tuesday evening, it will have to the host, however, already very much the better: then France, according to General opinion, the most serious opponent in the preliminary round (20: 30, Arena at the Ostbahnhof and live on ARD), with the title defender.
To high stakes? National coach Christian Prokop sacrificed after 53 minutes the goalkeeper Andreas Wolff for an additional field player....Photo: dpa
13500 visitors in the sold-out hall in Berlin, saw to the duty of victories against Korea and Brazil a bumpy Start, the Germans and the Russians proved to be tougher, more resistant to the competitor, the sat, according to his might, and the full distance to the Weir. Coach Eduard Koksharov was designed on the tactics Board is an ultra-offensive cover variant, with two early players to the host. First of all, the selection of the German Handball Federation (DHB) managed to bring the bulwark of model in movement and be apart of playing. Captain Uwe Gensheimer met after a quarter of an hour for the first time this evening for a Two-goal lead (5:3). Even as shortly after the Rotation began, and per capita income began to change, was the German game of the safety. 12:10 it went in the cabin.
Paul Drux made a major play error
After the break, his teams built up the lead steadily. As Steffen Weinhold nailed the Ball to the intermediate 15:11 under the crossbar, took the third victory in the third preliminary round concrete contours of the game is already halfway. That it was so, had various reasons: For one, the ideas were the Germans in the Offensive, with a continuous history, on the other, they failed regularly to Victor Kireev in the Russian goal. "If you throw only 22 goals, it is difficult to win a game at a world Cup," said right winger Patrick Groetzki. "We have failed just the bag early on close up with this allegation, we must let ourselves enjoy it," said Steffen Weinhold. Kiel had after 53 minutes when the score was 20:17 and in Seven-on-Six-the Majority of the preliminary decision in the Hand; that his shot landed on the crossbar and bounced from there.
On the other hand, Paul Drux made a big play mistake that the Russians made use of for the 19:20-connection hits. Until then, the man of the foxes Berlin had made a strong game and especially in the second half, some seven meters enforced, the captain Gensheimer all sure transformed. The more disappointed he afterwards showed. "This is extremely gone bitter for us, a lost point," said Drux.More about
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what is the reaction of the national team in pressure situations? It is grown as a unit so that you can deal with setbacks? What happens if, in plain English, the tree is on fire? That was before the start of the tournament, the key questions that circled above the Team. On Tuesday evening it will show how the cohesion and competitiveness at the highest international level is ordered. The first real test in the tournament history – it comes much earlier than it can be to the players and the coaching staff love.