11 Oct Germany v Argentina Match Report, 09/10/2019, Friendlies
Aims from Serge Gnabry and Kai Havertz place Germany on path for success however Lucas Alario and Lucas Ocampos struck .
Lucas Ocampos scored his first senior global target as Argentina pulled off a late fightback at a 2-2 draw with Germany, who let slip a two-goal lead in a match that they dominated for one hour.
Following Serge Gnabry skilfully set the hosts ahead, Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz swept home Die Mannschaft’s moment of a game where Argentina offered hardly any until replacement Lucas Alario pulled back from your 66th moment.
Lionel Messi missed the match while he served a suspension but Lionel Scaloni fielded a powerful team such as Paulo Dybala, Lautaro Martinez and Roberto Pereyra in assault.
Low took the chance to give debuts to Gian-Luca Waldschmidt on the wing and Robin Koch in defence and had been rewarded with the hour of dominance in front of a late rally culminated in Ocampos poaching an equaliser that silenced the audience in Dortmund.
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Argentina were reversed after 15 moments when Lukas Klostermann obtained around Angel Correa and played a low cross towards Gnabry, who nipped ahead of 3 Argentina defenders and poked the ball to the far corner of the net from six metres.
Still another Klostermann fracture brought Germany’s next target, the RB Leipzig wing-back pouncing after Marcos Rojo lent ownership and moving ahead to feed Gnabry, whose slide-rule pass to the box discovered Havertz unmarked for a simple finish.
Marcel Halstenberg appeared a gorgeous 30-lawn free-kick on the bottom of the crossbar until Argentina’s Rodrigo de Paul devised a similarly spectacular effort on the post in the opposite end but in the period that the hosts deservedly led 2-0.
Emre Can forced Agustin Marchesin to some rescue on the edge of the penalty area early in the second half before Scaloni delivered on Alario to get Dybala.
The Bayer Leverkusen striker was on the pitch only 3 minutes when fellow replacement Marcos Acuna chose him out with a floated cross from the left and he arrowed a header to the far corner of Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s net.
A Joshua Kimmich free-kick analyzed Marchesin at the final stages but the Porto goalkeeper struck it apparent before Alario’s run sliced Germany open and Ocampos side-footed dwelling through a deflection off May, beating Ter Stegen in his near post to Low’s dismay.
What exactly does it imply? Low’s guys took their foot off the gas
Germany face stiff competition from Northern Ireland and Netherlands to qualify for Euro 2020 but seemed confident and incisive enough to conquer almost anyone for one hour in Dortmund.
That guaranteed screen succumbed to a disappointing half-dozen where Germany’s inexperience possibly took its toll.
Brandt bossed it
The finest Germany teams of this previous decade have consistently featured an imposing presence in attacking midfield, and Julian Brandt’s high-pressing performance provided colors of Thomas Muller in his prime.
Rojo no display
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Rojo went to this match having played only 30 moments of Premier League football for Manchester United this season and it revealed; he had been hauled off in half-time.
What is next?
Germany confront Estonia on Sunday at the struggle of top vs bottom in Euro 2020 qualifying group C, whereas Argentina play another friendly against Ecuador in Spain.