Published: Thu, October 10, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

International Friendly: Argentina hold Germany in four-goal thriller

International Friendly: Argentina hold Germany in four-goal thriller

Lucas Ocampos (right) passes the ball held by Emre Can (left) at Signal Iduna Park stadium, Dortmund.

After Serge Gnabry skilfully put the hosts in front, Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz swept home Die Mannschaft's second of a game in which Argentina offered very little until substitute Lucas Alario pulled one back in the 66th minute.

Argentina bounced back from two goals down to play out a 2-2 stalemate with Germany on the road at an global test match in Dortmund on Wednesday.

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

It was indeed a game of two halves, as Germany raced into a two-goal lead.

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Serge Gnabry continued his red-hot form of late by firing Die Mannschaft ahead after 15 minutes, followed by Kai Havertz's (Bayer Leverkusen) first global goal (assisted by Gnarby) just seven minutes later to make it 2-0 and put Germany in a commanding position.

Marcel Halstenberg crashed a stunning 30-yard free-kick onto the underside of the crossbar before Argentina's Rodrigo de Paul hammered a similarly spectacular effort onto the post at the other end but at the interval the hosts deservedly led 2-0.

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

Alario, who had come off the bench just four minutes before scoring, also saw a shot deflected inches wide before Ocampos responded to being booked for bringing down Klostermann by curling home the equaliser five minutes from time with a shot which took a slight deflection off the unfortunate Can.

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

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