Shakeel Abassi scored goals in the 39th and 51st minutes Thursday to give Pakistan a 2-1 win over Olympic gold medalist Germany in a men’s Champions Trophy field hockey quarterfinal.

Shakeel Abbasi scored a goal in each half, after the Germans went 1-0 up early in the match, to book a place in the semi-finals of the tournament.

The Greenshirts missed several chances, including three penalty corners, to better the scoreline but held on to beat the much higher placed opponents.

This was Pakistan’s only second win in the tournament, after losing against Australia and Netherlands but won against Belgium to ensure a quarterfinal spot.

Pakistan will play its semifinals match with Holland.

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