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“The Lionesses” beat Belgium

In the closing of the initial phase of the FIH Pro League, “The Lionas” defeated Belgium with the scores of Micaela Retegui and Maria José Granatto.

“The lionesses” beat Belgium at the close of the initial phase of the Pro League and are now going for Asutralia.

In Antwerp, those led by Carlos Retegui are excited about the semifinals that will play in Amstelveen. Looking for the qualification to the grand final of the first edition of the contest. The other semifinal will be starring Holland and  Germany .

Argentina was a broad dominator of the encounter. And while it was more forceful during the first half, he was able to hold the lead until the end. In the first quarter, the albiceleste group had two good arrivals to the rival semicircle.

Only at 17 minutes came the opening of the scoreboard. A reverse center of Eugenia Trinchinetti found Micaela Retegui on the second post to score 1 to 0. Already with the lead in the scoreboard, Argentina turned in attack and drowned his rival. At 23, Granatto made a great move that included aerial driving and eluding four players. That's how it came from 2 to 0.

In the complement the match entered a plateau. Argentina continued to control and seek to widen the difference in the result. The coach took the opportunity to give the youngest players minutes thinking about the next commitments. Belgium, for its part, had a short in favor that had no goal destination. While he got the discount seconds from the end through Vanden Borre.

In summary

“The lionesses” finished in second position. Ten games won, four draws, four bonus points and two losses, totaled 38 points.

The albiceleste team debuted in the contest with a triumph against Belgium by 2 to 0 in Cordoba to full stadium. He then equaled against the United States by 2 to 2 getting a bonus point in shoot out (3-1). Already in Buenos Aires (CeNard), he tied with Germany (2-2). And another bonus point allowed him to keep the undefeated before falling to Holland (1-2).

He brought victories against New Zealand (3-0), Australia (1-0) and China (1-0). At the Luciana Aymar World Cup Stadium in Rosario, she beat China by 1 to 0, Britain 4-2 and New Zealand by 3-1. In Buenos Aires, in the last home match, he equaled 1 to 1 against Australia (3 to 1 by shoot out).

To keep the undefeated streak and as a visitor, he added a win against the United States by 4 to 0 in Lancaster. He equaled 1 to 1 against Great Britain and defeated Germany 2-1. On this last tour, he fell to the Netherlands (1 -2) and beat Belgium (2 -1).

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