Defending champions Germany toyed with Canada before subjecting them to a 6-0 plastering in their second Pool A match of the hockey World Cup in New Delhi on Wednesday .
Playing a fast-paced and one-touch hockey, the reigning Olympic champions and world number one side dictated terms for most part of the match which they led 4-0 at the breather. Canada, ranked 10 places below Germany at the FIH chart, gave a stiff fight after the breather but still conceded two goals in the second session.
For Germany, who had drawn 2-2 with South Korea in their opening match, 18-year-old Florian Fuchs scored twice in the 58th and 64th minutes while Benjamin Wess (3rd), Jan-Marco Motag (21st), captain Maximillian Muller (23rd), Martin Haner (28th) found the target once each.
Gunning for a hat-trick of World Cup titles after their triumphs in 2002 and 2006, Germany forced as many as seven penalty corners -- from which they scored three -- while Canada got just one in the entire match. Play was confined mostly in the Canadian 25-yard for most part of the match and it was a completely lop-sided contest in the first session.
Just as the handful of the spectators at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium took their seats, Germany opened their account with Benjamin Wess scoring after playing a one-to-one pass with Oscar Decke. PTI