Germany and Argentina separated after a friendly match in Dortmund with a 2: 2 (2: 0). National coach Joachim Löw had to renounce a total of 15 national players in the game, so that many inexperienced players were on the pitch. The early 2-0 lead surprised them as Serge Gnabry (15) and Kai Havertz (22) seemed to have decided the game in the first half. But Lucas Alario (66) and Lucas Ocampos (85th) prevented a defeat of Argentina.
Löw let his team, which had to play for the first time in five years without one of the world champions in 2014, play in the 3-4-3 system – an offensive-oriented lineup, than the variant with five defenders, which he often used in past games had chosen. In the first half, the DFB team offered a quick Umschaltspiel and presented the obviously overburdened visiting team again and again problems. Marc-André ter Stegen, who got his chance in the German goal, was hardly required. Especially Gnabry played with his tenth goal in the eleventh international match a strong first half. The Bayern striker also put the 2: 0 by Haverz and scored in the 45th minute almost the 3: 0 for Germany.
The Argentines, who lined up without the suspended Lionel Messi, made two changes after half-time. They took advantage of the slower pace of the German team in the second half and brought with strong pressing disorder in Löw's ragtag emergency team. So they came to numerous offensive actions, which intensified after Alario's goal hit and led to 2: 2. Nevertheless, Germany can still hope for a victory in the current international break: On Sunday, the DFB team plays against Estonia as part of qualifying for the European Championship 2020.
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