Injury-decimated Germany loss two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Argentina thanks to Lucas Ocampos’s 85th-minute equaliser in a friendly on Wednesday.
The Germans, needing a dozen players and without a free world champion in the opening line-up for the 1st time since the 2014 World Cup final, caught a callow team including immigrants Robin Koch and Luca Waldschmidt. Germany loss two-goal
What they wanted in reality, however, they made up for in interest in the 1st half.
with Serge Gnabry maintaining his productive run with his 10th goal in his 11th international, cutting the hosts leading after a quarter of an hour.
Gnabry turned provider 7 minutes later when he won Kai Havertz in the box to make a quick move.
Marcel Halstenberg clattered the crossbar with a stunning left-footed free-kick as did Argentina’s Rodrigo De Paul with a long-range effort.
Argentina, without suspended world footballer of the year Lionel Messi as well as Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero,
cut the deficit in the 66th minute through substitute Lucas Alario who instantly added more pace to their game.
The Germans, who had four players making their debuts, gradually ran out of steam and the visitors completed their comeback when Alario charged into the box to lay off for Ocampos to equalise.
Germany next takes on Estonia in a Euro 2020 qualifier on Sunday.