Team GB men’s hockey are THRASHED by Germany to lose their 100 per cent start at Tokyo Games as they are hit for FIVE during second half collapse – with Florian Fuchs bagging a hat-trick
- The game started well for Team GB with Phil Roper’s fine finish into the corner
- But Florian Fuchs tapped home at the back post following a penalty corner
- Goals from Jan Ruhr and Justus Weigand then saw Germany take total control
- Fuchs then added another two as GB were dismantled by the Germans in Tokyo
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Florian Fuchs stole the show in the wind and rain as his hat-trick helped Germany bring Team GB’s 100 per cent start in the men’s hockey to an abrupt end.
Wins over Canada and South Africa had put GB in a commanding position in Pool B but this was a significant step up in class and it showed with the second-half collapse, led by a Fuchs masterclass.
Phil Roper gave Team GB the lead with a fine finish into the bottom right corner as he approached the top of the D to cap a fine first quarter.
Florian Fuchs stole the show in the wind and rain as his hat-trick helped Germany beat GB
Fuchs scored the first and final two goals in Germany’s 5-1 drubbing at Oi Hockey Stadium
Phil Roper (right) had given Team GB the lead with a fine finish into the bottom right corner
But it was all downhill from there as Germany equalised nine seconds before the end of the first quarter as Fuchs tapped home at the back post following a penalty corner.
After a goalless second quarter, Jan Ruhr then flicked an incredible effort over Ollie Payne and into the roof of the net as the Germans completed the turnaround in the third.
That caused a total GB collapse, as Justus Weigand scored seven minutes later, before a ruthless counter saw Fuchs claim a second.
Fuchs however was not denied his hat-trick, as a penalty corner saw him on hand again as GB were completely overwhelmed in their men’s Pool B fixture.
GB’s next pool fixture sees them face the Netherlands on Thursday before they come up against Belgium a day later.
Jan Ruhr flicked an incredible effort into the roof of the net after Fuchs had equalised
Justus Weigand scored seven minutes later before Fuchs scored and Germany added gloss
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