Pakistan clawed back from a goal down to beat Olympic gold-medallists Germany in the first quarterfinal of the FIH Champions Trophy 2012 in Melbourne early Thursday.

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. - Photos by AFP

Felix Reuss of Germany deflects a ball from as Ali Shan of Pakisan (C) leaps during the first quarter final at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Pakistan beat the number one ranked Germany 2-1. ? Photo by AFP
Felix Reuss of Germany deflects a ball from as Ali Shan of Pakisan (C) leaps during the first quarter final at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Pakistan beat the number one ranked Germany 2-1. ? Photo by AFP
Captain Moritz Fuerste of Germany (C) is congratulated by team-mates after scoring the first goal during the first quarter final at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Germany leads the match 1-0 at half-time. ? Photo by AFP
Captain Moritz Fuerste of Germany (C) is congratulated by team-mates after scoring the first goal during the first quarter final at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Germany leads the match 1-0 at half-time. ? Photo by AFP
Shakeel Abbasi of Pakistan (front) dives for the ball ahead of Benedikt Fuerk of Germany during the first quarter final at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Germany leads the match 1-0 at half-time. ? Photo by AFP
Shakeel Abbasi of Pakistan (front) dives for the ball ahead of Benedikt Fuerk of Germany during the first quarter final at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Germany leads the match 1-0 at half-time. ? Photo by AFP
Shakeel Abbasi of Pakistan reacts after scoring the winning goal during the first quarter final at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Pakistan beat the number one ranked Germany 2-1. ? Photo by AFP
Shakeel Abbasi of Pakistan reacts after scoring the winning goal during the first quarter final at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Pakistan beat the number one ranked Germany 2-1. ? Photo by AFP
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Captain Moritz Fuerste of Germany (L) and team-mates appeal to the umpire after Pakistan scored a goal during the first quarter final at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Pakistan beat the number 1 ranked Germany 2-1. ? Photo by AFP
Captain Moritz Fuerste of Germany (L) and team-mates appeal to the umpire after Pakistan scored a goal during the first quarter final at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Pakistan beat the number 1 ranked Germany 2-1. ? Photo by AFP
Shakeel Abbasi of Pakistan (C) gets the ball past Benedikt Fuerk and Felix Reuss of Germany during the first quarter final at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Pakistan beat the number one ranked Germany 2-1. ? Photo by AFP
Shakeel Abbasi of Pakistan (C) gets the ball past Benedikt Fuerk and Felix Reuss of Germany during the first quarter final at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Pakistan beat the number one ranked Germany 2-1. ? Photo by AFP
Felix Reuss of Germany  deflects a ball from Shakeel Abbasi of Pakisan during the first quarter final at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Pakistan beat the number one ranked Germany 2-1. ? Photo by AFP
Felix Reuss of Germany deflects a ball from Shakeel Abbasi of Pakisan during the first quarter final at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Pakistan beat the number one ranked Germany 2-1. ? Photo by AFP
Shafqat Rasool of Pakistan pushes through Patrick Hablawetz of Germany during the first quarter final at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Pakistan beat the number one 1 ranked Germany 2-1. ? Photo by AFP PHOTO/Paul CROCK
Shafqat Rasool of Pakistan pushes through Patrick Hablawetz of Germany during the first quarter final at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Pakistan beat the number one 1 ranked Germany 2-1. ? Photo by AFP PHOTO/Paul CROCK
Captain Moritz Fuerste of Germany leaves the pitch after his team lost the first quarter final to Pakistan at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Pakistan beat the number one 1 ranked Germany 2-1. ? Photo by AFP
Captain Moritz Fuerste of Germany leaves the pitch after his team lost the first quarter final to Pakistan at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Pakistan beat the number one 1 ranked Germany 2-1. ? Photo by AFP
Oliver Korn of Germany (R) fights for the ball with Captain Muhammad Imran (L) and Muhammad Rizwan Jnr of Pakistan (C) and during the first quarter final at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Pakistan beat the number one ranked Germany 2-1. ? Photo by AFP
Oliver Korn of Germany (R) fights for the ball with Captain Muhammad Imran (L) and Muhammad Rizwan Jnr of Pakistan (C) and during the first quarter final at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on December 6, 2012. Pakistan beat the number one ranked Germany 2-1. ? Photo by AFP

Comments (19) (Closed)


ahsan
Dec 06, 2012 10:43am
welll done Pakistan. You can go all the way. May your talent, passion and our hopes be with you
Krish Chennai
Dec 06, 2012 06:54am
Great ! Superb show by the Pakistani team, to win from being one goal down early on
ahsan
Dec 06, 2012 06:24am
What you mean by "Shock" Germany, Pakistan Knocked Germany Out! Should be the heading! Come on!
himidik
Dec 06, 2012 01:02pm
WELL DESERVED VICTORY - GOOD LUCK., ITS ALL YOURS.
Adnan
Dec 06, 2012 08:52am
Great win........love Pakistan
Tariq M khattak
Dec 06, 2012 10:08am
Well done Pakistan
Ara
Dec 08, 2012 02:59am
Both of the words can be used here, as they are used by the native speakers of the language.
Balan
Dec 06, 2012 09:50am
Both headings mean that Pakistan advance to the semis. Well done !
Tahir
Dec 06, 2012 07:49am
Good show! Let us hope that good hockey comes back to Pakistan.
osama
Dec 06, 2012 08:04am
pakistan finally show potential!!!we really are unpredictable!
ibi
Dec 06, 2012 08:24am
Agree with you ahsan !!! PAKISTAN ZINDABAD <3<3<3
Sohaib Sattar
Dec 06, 2012 09:42am
Seems like another trophy coming our way..! ;) :) (Pakistan Zindabad)
Palvasha von Hassell
Dec 06, 2012 11:12am
Oh, what sterling news! Back to stay, I hope!
Naveed fakhar
Dec 06, 2012 02:23pm
WEL DONE PAKISTAN .PAKISTAN ZINDAABAD
Hammad Afzal
Dec 06, 2012 04:02pm
I believe you meant ''startling'' ?
MUHAMMAD FAHAD HASSAN
Dec 06, 2012 05:18pm
that is a great work by Pakistan hockey team we need such kind of victory.i pray for semi final M.fahad
Hassan
Dec 06, 2012 05:51pm
Luck Went Well this Way! Sohail Abbas Clicked at Last time. Otherwise there was not any Game plan for this match Like other Matches. Pakistan Must develop Young legs to perform consistently. How long these Old Players will be dragged?
Parvez
Dec 06, 2012 07:48pm
Good news for a change............well done Pakistan.
syed adil gilani
Dec 06, 2012 11:30pm
good play.Pakistan has skill to win theh Hockey match goody goody