Pakistan shocked Rio Olympic Gold Medallist Argentina
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In 37th edition Hockey Champions Trophy 2018 in Breda Netherlands, Pakistan beat Argentina by 4-1.

Following the defeats against India, Australia and a latest 4-0 against Netherlands on Tuesday, Pakistan were having a very few chances to remain in the tournament.

However the green shirts showed some powerful techniques to prove as a surprising package for the Argentinians.

Muhammad Irfan Jr came up with an early goal on 10th minute to put pressure on the opponents. The lead saw the Argentine players counter-attacking towards Pakistan’s half to bring an equalizer as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Matías Paredes on the very last moment of second quarter somehow made an equaliser for his team to remain in the game but Mubashir Ali with his goal in the fourth quarter set a path for Ajaz Ahmed and Muhammad Aleem Khan to score two back-to-back goals to ensure first win for men in green in the tournament so far.

Pakistan is the winner of inaugural edition of the Champions Trophy held in Lahore in 1978 when they beat Australia in the final.Four years later, Pakistan won the second title beating West Germany in Karachi.

Last time Pakistan picked up the Champions Trophy title in 1994 in Lahore, beating Germany 7–6 on penalty strokes.

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