Pune, December 20: Uttar Pradesh Hockey and Hockey Punjab are through to the Final of the 11th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship Pimpri Chinchwad 2021 after winning their respective Semi-Final matches here in Pune today. 

In the first Semi-Final, Uttar Pradesh Hockey edged past Hockey Karnataka 2-1 in a closely fought encounter. Mohammad Amir Khan (4′) and Vishal Singh (8′) got on the scoresheet for Uttar Pradesh Hockey, while Captain Mohd. Raheel (22′) scored the only goal for Hockey Karnataka, who put up a spirited fight in a neck-and-neck battle.  

In the second Semi-Final, Hockey Punjab registered a thrilling 3-0 win over Hockey Maharashtra to enter the Final of the tournament. Captain Rupinder Pal Singh (28′, 46′) starred with a brace and Surdarshan Singh (38′) chipped in with a goal for the winning team.  

The 3rd/4th Place match will be played between Hockey Karnataka and Hockey Maharashtra on Tuesday, 21 December 2021 at 1600 hrs followed by the Final between Uttar Pradesh Hockey and Hockey Punjab at 1900 hrs on the same day. 

Real-time score updates for Matches of the 11th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship Pimpri Chinchwad 2021, Pune, Maharashtra will be available on Hockey India TMS – https://hockeyindia.altiusrt.com/ 

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