Hockey Pro League, India vs Belgium: Belgium beats India 3-2 in the second leg - As it happened

Catch all the highlights of the FIH Pro League second-leg match between Indian men's hockey team and Belgium at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

Ramandeep Singh (centre) scored the winner against Belgium in the first leg.   -  biswaranjan rout

Hello and welcome to the Sportstar's highlights of the FIH Men's Pro League hockey match between India and Belgium at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

 

FULL-TIME: INDIA 2-3 BELGIUM

4th Quarter

60' India takes off goalkeeper Krishan Pathak for an extra outfield player. Belgium wins back the ball Wegnez tries to go back in the centre as the hooter goes off indicating the full time.

59' Brilliant defending from Van Aubel. Vivek dribbles into the box showcasing some great dribbling skills but is stopped in his tracks by Van Aubel's tackle at the near post.

57' Raj Kumar Pal puts in a superb tackle to win possession in the centre races towards the goal. He slips the ball to Lalit who is unable to get past De Kerpel.

55' Tom Boon wins a free hit on the right after being cornered by Hardik and Surender. He crosses into the box Van Aubel, lurking at the near post, misses the ball completely.

54' De Kerpel goes on a solo run down the right and flicks at the far post which flies wide off the post. India wins a free hit in the centre as Lalit plays a stray pass wide off Ramandeep. The striker looks irritated by his teammate.

51' Mandeep crosses into the box which helped into Gurjant's path by Manpreet on the baseline. Van Doren makes a diving tackle to keep out the striker's attempt.

50' Manpreet and Wegnez clatter as the Belgian midfielder gets a knock to his windpipe. Manpreet rushes towards his opponent to check if he is okay as Wegnez signals he is alright.

49' Gurjant reaches the baseline on the right and crosses into the centre which Lalit is far away to reach and Belgium clears away.

47' Belgium gets back on the ball as De Sloover hits a cross from the 23-metre line which hits Van Doren and India has a free out.

46' Germanpreet wins a free hit on the wide right and crosses into the box which Lalit deflects for Gursahibjit but Gougnard is in place to clear the danger.

3rd Quarter

45' PC to India! Ramandeep sends a dangerous cross into the box as the Belgian backline scampers to clear as the umpire awards a corner. Stockebroekx is howling in pain as he seems to have injured his ankle. Manpreet trap from Ramandeep's injection is poor and Belgium breaks away quickly. De Kerpel reaches the circle but Sreejesh rushes off his line to block the attempt.

44' Dockier and Kina combine on the right as the latter is closed down by Sreejesh which Surender clears quickly.

43' Excellent defensive work from Manpreet. Sreejesh blocks an attempt from De Kerpel which Manpreet guards with the inside of the stick and turns back quickly for a counter.

41' Manpreet goes on a solo run on the right and tries to find Mandeep on the opposite flank but De Sloover makes in a diving interception to keep out the ball.

39' Too many defensive mistakes are piling pressure on India. Tom Boon showcases great stickwork to get past Surender but Harmanpreet wins back the ball. India breaks away quickly as Manpreet dissects the midfield to find Ramandeep inside the final fourth. However, a dangerous ball inside the circle foils the attack.

38' Lalit wins a free hit in the centre which Gurinder fails to get past Stockebroeckx. Belgium turns around quickly Plennevaux takes a shot at the goal which is saved by Sreejesh.

36' Meurmans and Van Doren combine through the centre but Harmanpreet keeps a watchful eye to dispossess Van Doren.

34' Terrible back pass from Van Aubel. He runs on the right and gets past Rohidas and cuts it back for Plennevaux who was miles away from the ball.

33' PC to India! Harmanpreet stands over the dragflick and goes left. Vanasch guess it correctly and blocks the attempt. The Indians keep it in play as Ramandeep goes for the far corner and shoots wide.

33' The Indian backline looks a bit hesitant with the build up as Harmanpreet goes back on a scoop and plays it vertically towards the right which goes out of play.

31' Close! Jarmanpreet has space inside the circle as he crosses across the goalline for the Ramandeep who is unable to keep it down as India loses a chance to equalise.

HALF-TIME: INDIA 2-3 BELGIUM

2nd Quarter

30' Ramandeep takes a scoop from Manpreet on the right and barges into the circle. However, de Kerpel, who has moved to backline, puts in a tenacious tackle to clear the danger.

27' Chance! Mandeep receives a pass from the deep and is left with just the goalkeeper to beat. The forward, however, makes a mess of it and Hendrickx puts in two tackles to force Mandeep away from the D.

25' GOAL BELGIUM! Harmanpreet plays a terrible pass from a free hit and gifts the ball away to de Kerpel who lays it off to Maxime Plennevaux who slides in to put into the back of the net.

23' Gurjant gives away the ball just inside the 23-metre line but quickly atones for his mistake by tracking back and clearing the danger.

20' Manpreet goes on a solo run down the right flank and gets to the baseline while Ramandeep lines up at the far post looking for a pass. However, Vanasch closes down the angle to avert the danger.

18' INDIA LEVEL AGAIN! Not even a minute has passed and India is back on the scoresheet. Mandeep wins a penalty corner which Harmanpreet takes. The dragflick is saved by the first runner which Vivek latches on to but Vanasch saves. The clearance falls to Amit Rohidas who smashes it into the far corner to pull India level.

17' GOAL BELGIUM! Its Gougnard again as he towards the right side and crosses into the D which Plennevaux puts it into the back of the net with a flick from between his legs.

16' Belgium goes on the offensive after winning back the ball from India. Gougnard goes forward and puts De Kerpel through but is stopped by Harmanpreet in his tracks.

1st Quarter

15' GOAL INDIA! India gets the equaliser with 8 seconds to go in the first quarter. Surender Kumar goes brilliant solo run on the left and beats three Belgian defenders on his way and cuts it back for Vivek Prasad who pokes it in between Vincent Vanasch to pull India level.

15' Surender shakes off is marker on the left and flicks a pass to Dilpreet on the baseline. However, the forward is blocked by a crowd of white shirts.

13' Victor Wegnez dispossesses Manpreet in the centre and lays it off De Sloover but Amit Rohidas puts in a strong tackle to take the ball away from him.

11' Gougnard tries to find Briels at the near post but Harmanpreet reads the pass and clear it away for a wide out.

9' Manpreet slices open the Beligum defence with a through ball to Vivek Prasad in front of the goal. The teenager is unable to keep control of the ball and Boccard clears the ball away.

8' Good defensive work from Boccard. Mandeep and Gurinder combine on the baseline get into a scoring area inside the area but Boccard puts in a tenacious tackle to win back the ball.

6' Kina and Meurmans combine on the left and enter the circle. Surender stops Meurmans in his tracks and Belgium wins a wide out.

5' Blocked! India counters away quickly as Ramandeep enters the circle from the right and pulls the trigger. Arthur van Aubel puts in a vital block to thwart the attempt.

3' GOAL BELGIUM! Briels wins a penalty corner for Belgium which Alexander Hendrickx converts with a powerful dragflick into the bottom right corner.

2' Double Save! P.R. Sreejesh continues from where he left off yesterday. He saves two back-to-back shots from Sebastein Dockier and Thomas Briels.

1' Here we go! India begins the proceedings from right to left.

The teams are out on the pitch at the Kalinga Stadium for the national anthems. Belgium switches its gear to white while India is in traditional Blue.

Here is a recap of the first leg on Saturday

Indian goalkeepers Krishan Bahadur Pathak and P.R. Sreejesh came up trumps as the men's hockey team beat the world number one Belgium 2-1 in the FIH Pro League match on Saturday. Mandeep Singh scored in the second minute to put India 1-0 up before Gauthier Boccard equalised for the visitor from a penalty corner in the 33rd minute.

Ramandeep Singh proved to be the difference between the sides as his 46th-minute goal from a penalty corner deflection sent the Kalinga Stadium into raptures.

Graham Reid's side began the match in emphatic fashion as Mandeep Singh converted from close range to put India 1-0 up in the 2nd minute. Newcomer Raj Kumar Pal got the ball on the left side of the penalty area and cut a pass to Dilpreet Singh who sent a powerful reverse hit towards the goal which was deflected into the net by Mandeep.

Undeterred by the early goal, Belgium won four penalty corners in a row but Amit Rohidas blocked Alexander Hendrickx thrice while the fourth attempt went wide off the post. The visitor won two more corners in the first quarter but Krishan Pathak made a string of stunning saves to deny the Belgians.

Belgium pinned India back in its own circle for the entirety of the second quarter and won two penalty corners. Sreejesh was the hero during this period as thwarted attempts from Tom Boon, Augustin Meurmans and Simon Gougnard as India held to a slender lead.

The Indian goal was finally beaten soon after the half time as Belgium won a penalty corner in the 33rd minute. Gauthier Boccard made room on his left from a penalty corner variation and smashed a back pass into the roof of the net to pull the European champion level. Indian captain Manpreet Singh found the back of the net from a penalty corner in the 41st minute but video umpire Gareth Greenfield ruled out the goal as the ball was trapped inside the penalty area.

Belgium went close to getting the second goal when Florent van Aubel put Thomas Briels through to the goal but Pathak made a stunning save from point-blank range to save the reverse flick.

India snatched back the lead from a penalty corner in the 47th minute when Harmanpreet Singh's dragflick deflected off Victor Wegnez and fell for Ramandeep Singh who stabbed home from close range. Belgium swamped the Indian half in search of an equaliser and substituted goalkeeper Vicent Vanasch for an extra outfield player but the Indian defence stood firm to notch up a famous win.

The win took India to second the Pro League standings with eight points from three matches, behind Belgium which has 11 points from five games.

The match will broadcast live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports HD2 from 5 pm onwards and will be streamed live on Hotstar app.