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FIH Pro League 2023-24: India Men's Hockey Team Beat Spain Via Penalty Shootout - Match Report

Jarmanpreet Singh (1st minute) and Abhishek (35th) were the goal-scorers for India after Spain had scored two

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PR Sreejesh was the hero as India beat Spain via penalty shootout. Photo: Hockey India
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Experienced goalkeeper PR Sreejesh produced the decisive save as the Indian men's hockey team beat Spain via penalty shootout in an FIH Pro League match on Monday. (More Hockey News)

The two teams were locked 2-2 in the regulation time. Jarmanpreet Singh (1st minute) and Abhishek (35th) sounded the board for India while Jose Basterra (3rd) and Borja Lacalle (15th) got the goals for Spain in the normal time.

The penalty shootout too turned out to be a thrilling contest as the two teams were locked 7-7 before Lalit Kumar Upadhyay put India ahead. Indian custodian Sreejesh then produced a decisive save, denying Spain captain Marc Miralles, to earn the win for the hosts.

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India will next face the Netherlands on Wednesday.

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