In their last of the two matches, India had to play at Spain, India lost 3-2 to Spain at Madrid on Thursday night to end their tour.
The match started off slowly as both teams stayed with defensive skills and curbing any attacking instincts before the hell broke loose. This was more or less the case in the first quarter as none of the teams made any successful inroads onto the scoreboard.
While the first quarter was a boring affair of defensive skills, second quarter was not too far too behind onto that nature as only a PC conversion from Spanish team was the sole difference. Five minutes into the second quarter was Josep Romeu, when he drag flicked correctly into the Indian goal. Teams went into half time with scoreline reading 1-0 in favor of Spain.
Coming off the half-time, India started aggressively and Manpreet Singh soon had them back in the game with a smart field goal in the 38th minute. Spain took the lead again within four minutes with another PC, this time converted by Pau Quemada. Teams went into the third and final break with Spain leading 2-1.
In the final quarter, with the clock ticking down, India started pushing forward in numbers to get the equalizer as Spain absorbed the pressure waiting for the counter. The hosts had their third via one finished by Salvador Piera in the 53rd minute. Ramandeep scored India’s second in the 57th minute, sparking a mini comeback but Spain held on to take the victory.