What a comeback! That’s all one can say when it comes to talking about the hockey match between Russia and Uzbekistan!
World no. 22 Russia, which lost 0-10 against India Thursday, thrashed world no. 43 Uzbekistan 12-1 in Match 5 of the FIH Hockey Series Finals in Bhubaneswar today.
Semen Matkovskiy (13th, 17th, 26th, 44th, 48th minutes) scored five goals, while Alexander Skiperskiy (15th, 22nd), Sergey Lepeshkin (19th), Alexey Sobolevskiy (22nd), Mikhail Proskuriakov (36th), Marat Khairullin (40th) and Denis Starienko (59th) were the other goal getters for Russia.
Khakimboy Khakimov (29th) scored the lone goal for Uzbekistan.
Russia will next take on Poland in their final pool match on Sunday, while Uzbekistan will be up against India on June 10.
The top two teams of the ongoing FIH Series Finals will seal their berths in the FIH Olympic Qualifiers to be held in October-November this year.