International Friendly Report: Germany v Argentina 09 October 2019

Tanya Simon
October 10, 2019

Germany looked like they would definitely be the victor until substitute Lucas Alario halved the deficit at the hour mark before setting up the equalizer in the closing period to silence the 45,197 spectators at the Signal Iduna Park.

Germany drew 2-2 with Argentina as four players made worldwide debuts for "Die Mannschaft".

Despite not having their talisman Lionel Messi, Argentina produced a wonderful second-half comeback to draw 2-2 with Germany in an worldwide friendly at Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday night.

Jonas Hector and Serge Gnabry.

Manchester United defender Rojo was caught in possession five yards inside Germany's half and Klostermann surged forward before feeding Gnabry to square the ball for Havertz, who was left with the simple task of sliding in his first global goal.

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The home side's lead was doubled seven minutes later, with Gnabry turning provider to unselfishly tee up Kai Havertz who made no mistake from close range for his first worldwide goal. Serge Gnabry (15) continued his fine recent form with the opener before Kai Havertz (21) scored his first worldwide goal to give Germany a seemingly comfortable 2-0 lead.

Argentina showed a vital sign moments later and got their first chance on target through Rodrigo de Paul, whose long-range effort got denied by the left post.

But Argentina fought back after the break as substitute Lucas Alario's header halved the deficit.

With five minutes remaining of the game, Lucas Ocampos salvaged a draw for Argentina after he was set up by Alario.

Germany, who are top of Group C and level on 12 points with Northern Ireland, travel to Estonia on Sunday.

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