Did you notice the set play on the penalty corner by Argentina in the gold medal match?

If you pay attention at the setup of the offensive team, Peillat was standing on the left battery while Ibarra was on the right side. Just before inserting the ball they switched place. Belgium sent out two flyers that went straight on Peillat, the number one drag flicker for Argentina, leaving Ibarra alone on the left side.

When Peillat got the ball, he pretended to drag flick straight at goal but he left the ball behind his body and made a reverse pass to Ibarra who was waiting for that pass:

Peillat sending the reverse pass to Ibarra.

As you can see this set of pictures, both Belgian runners went straight on Peillat which allowed Ibarra to surprise the rest of the players that were focus on the first drag flicker.


By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: pablo@ahockeyworld.net