Germany's Florian Fuchs celebrates after scoring the winning goal against New Zealand. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Germany has done it again.
Florian Fuchs scored with no time on the clock, and the Germans beat New Zealand 3-2 Sunday in the men’s field hockey quarterfinals.
It was the third time at the Olympics that Germany, the two-time defending Olympic champion, altered a result with a goal in the final eight seconds.
"No, we never give up," Germany's Moritz Furste said. "You have to beat us, and you have to constantly beat us. As long as there are seconds on the clock we will keep playing. We showed that again today, and we will do that a couple more times."
Against New Zealand, the Germans trailed 2-0 before scoring all three of their goals in the final 4:31. Furste scored on a penalty corner, then scored on another penalty corner with 41 seconds remaining to set up Fuchs' heroics.
Last Thursday, Mathias Muller’s goal on a penalty corner with eight seconds remaining salvaged a 4-4 tie against Argentina.
Last Monday, Germany’s Christopher Ruhr scored with three seconds remaining to give his squad a 2-1 victory over India.
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