Argentina hit back to earn 2-2 draw against Germany

October 10, 2019
Germany’s Serge Gnabry (left) scores his side’s first goal past Argentina’s goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin during the international friendly between Germany and Argentina yesterday.
Germany’s Serge Gnabry (left) scores his side’s first goal past Argentina’s goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin during the international friendly between Germany and Argentina yesterday.

DORTMUND, Germany (AP):

A weakened Argentina side came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against an injury-hit Germany team in their friendly on Wednesday.

Playing without the suspended Lionel Messi -- or the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria or Sergio Aguero -- the visitors still managed to cancel out first-half goals from Serge Gnabry and Kai Havertz with second-half strikes from Lucas Alario, and Lucas Ocampos, who scored on his debut.

Germany coach Joachim Low gave four players their international debuts, including Freiburg teammates Robin Koch and Luca Waldschmidt, and Nadiem Amiri and Suat Serdar, who came on in the second half.

But Low's side lost control in the second half and allowed the visitors to level after Bayern Leverkusen forward Alario came on for the ineffective Paulo Dybala in the 62nd minute.

Alario scored in the 66th and set up Ocampos to equalise in the 85th.

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