Sofia Maccari and Luciana Aymar, both in the initial stage, and Rocio Sanchez Moccia, in the second, were the authors of the goals of the selected female hockey on grass to beat the whole Germanic and was on the tip of the zone it shares with new Zealand and Australia, whom they face next Tuesday to close the initial phase.

The three points that took the team coached by Carlos Retegui endorsed his candidacy for the semifinals to be played on 6 against Australia and it may be worth a tie. Argentina, who heads the group on goal difference with 9 points, the same amounting to New Zealand and Australia.

The Lions played a great first half, took center stage, lobbied opponent, often generated risk and finally shaped it into the result. At 12 minutes, Maccari marked the 1 to 0 and 28 minutes, Aymar, the best player in the world, scored the 2-0 with a truly great goal.

But also had game volume and disposed of many short corners to enlarge the score. To all this, Germany (gold medal in Athens 2004), who came to surpass the United States (2-1) and South Africa (2-0) and losing to Australia (3-2), was very weak in defense could not handle the ball and resulted in virtually no situations, except on the end which provided a penalty corner.

The second half was a more even, although Argentina had the feeling of having everything under control, very good job after the initial period. Just about the end came a couple of emotions. Is that the 31 minutes Nina Hasselmann, penalty, scored for the Germans, but 60 seconds later came the goal of Rocio Sanchez Moccia, after a great break.