'17Lisa NolteL. Nolte
'18Carmen CanoC. Cano
'26Lisa NolteL. Nolte
'29Lilly StoffelsmaL. Stoffelsma
'30Sara StraussS. Strauss
'35Clara YcartC. Ycart
'42Begoña GarciaB. Garcia
'44Julia SchedlJ. Schedl
'60Begoña GarciaB. Garcia
SOBeatriz PerezB. Perez
SOClara YcartC. Ycart
SOAlejandra Torres-QuevedoA. Torres-Quevedo
SOElisa GräveE. Gräve
SOAlicia Magaz MedranoA. M. Medrano
SOSara StraussS. Strauss
SOBegoña GarciaB. Garcia
SOSelin OruzS. Oruz
SOCarmen CanoC. Cano
Düsseldorfer HC held their nerve to win a shoot-out and claim the extra ranking points for Germany ahead of Spain’s Club de Campo from an Easter Sunday thriller.
The German club built a 3-1 lead in the first half through Lisa Nolte and Sara Strauss but Campo stormed back in the second half with a pair of Begoña Garcia goals. The last of them came seven seconds before the end and sent the game to a shoot-out but Düsseldorf prevailed with scores from Elisa Gräve and Strauss.
It was an excellent contest from the outset with Sara Barrios rounding Nathalie Kubalski early on but not able to find the net from a tight angle.
Clara Ycart went close for the German club while Strauss showed her attacking intent with an excellent driving run. The goals started to rain down in the second quarter as Nolte slapped in from a corner after Gräve’s clever touch bounced off the post.
Carmen Cano equalised within a minute with a deflection after Begoña Garcia’s shot on the turn. Nolte, though, restored the lead with a corner touch, this time from Selin Oruz’s sweep at goal.
Gräve then set in motion the move to make it 3-1, a great counter move via Ycart and Gräve to Strauss who finished off.
With a mountain to climb, Club de Campo dominated the second half with Maria Lopez cracking the base of the post before Garcia volleyed in a rebound to make it 3-2.
There was 18 minutes to go at that stage and Campo continued to press forward but it looked like time was running out before the equaliser came with seven seconds to go.
Laura Barrios cracked a hopeful, bouncing ball into the circle which Kubalski parried into the path of Garcia who brilliantly controlled and scored from.
Campo, though, could not carry that momentum into the shoot-out where the Kubalski was super, keeping out three efforts while another was beaten by the hooter.
Her team’s strikers did the damage, going 2-1 up in round three and while a video review ruled out another effort, Kubalski’s saves won the day.