Argentina bounces back in second half to hold Germany 2-2 in international friendly
Berlin | Jagran Sports Desk: In a friendly battle between Argentina and Germany, Argentina bounced back from two goals down to end the match in a 2-2 tie on Wednesday on a way to an international test match in Dortmund.
The Germans were at the top from starting and looked like to seal the match with a win until the Argentine substitute Lucas Alario scored the first one in the 60th minute of the match for Argentina. The striker also set up the equalizer in the closing period of the match silencing the crowd cheering for their home team at the Signal Iduna Park in Germany.
The German team overpowered the Argentines from the start and within 15 minutes of the start, Serge Gnarby scored the first one for the hosts with the outside of his boot from a close range into the far post corner.
Soon after scoring the first one, the Germans maintained the pace and doubled the lead after seven minutes with Kai Havertz’s tap to Gnarby’s square pass from the centre of the field. The Germans can score the third goal at the 30th minute if Marcel Halstenberg’s free-kick did not hit the woodwork frame of the goal post.
Argentina got its first chance when Rodrigo de Paul shoots from a long-range but the effort was denied after the ball hit the left post. After the second half started Germany again attacked the Argentines as Luca Waldschmidt's volley missed the target by inches.
Argentine made a substitute change and brought Lucas Alario in the 62nd minute who headed a cross from Marcos Acuna into the goal post just four minutes after he was fielded, giving Argentina a hope for a comeback.
The visitors after scoring the first goal gained momentum and attacked the German team forcing them to stay at defense. In the 85th minute, scorer Alario took the ball and started a solo run heading towards the goal post and assisted a superb pass to another substitute Lucas Ocampos who shot the ball into the top left corner to level the scores 2-2.
Posted By: Talib Khan