Germany vs Argentina: Lucas Ocampos’ late strike saves Albiceleste from defeat against Mannschaft

Germany vs Argentina: Lucas Ocampos’ late strike saves Albiceleste from defeat against Mannschaft

- Germany vs Argentina saw the visitors come from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Die Mannschaft in a friendly in Dortmund

- Serge Gnabry netted the opener for Germany in the 15th minute before Kai Havertz added the second seven minutes later

- Argentina's substitute Lucas Alario's header reduced the deficit after the break with debutant Lucas Ocampos equalizing in the 85th

Argentina’s Albiceleste came from two goals down to draw Germany’s Die Mannschaft, 2-2 on Wednesday night, October 9, in an international friendly in Dortmund on Wednesday, October 9.

The hosts were without players, who featured in the national team since 2014, fielding mostly newcomers’ that include Robin Koch and Luca Waldschmidt.

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Although the team lacked experience, they kept to their game plan, with Serge Gnabry providing the opener after 15 minutes for his 10th goal in his 11th cap for Germany.

Seven minutes later, Gnabry provided assist for Kai Havertz inside the box to complete a quick move.

Marcel Halstenberg hit the crossbar with a left-footed free-kick and moments later Argentina’s Rodrigo De Paul tried a long-range effort that could not get past the woodwork.

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Argentina were without suspended Lionel Messi alongside the pair of Ángel Di María and Sergio Agüero, but had to depend on substitute Lucas Alario to reduce the deficit in the 66th minute.

And with five minutes left, Germany’s four debutants were running out of gas as the South American giants completed a remarkable comeback, with Alario setting set up Ocampos for the leveler after racing into the box.

Legit.ng reported earlier that Brazil vs Nigeria international friendly which was under threat of not holding because of visa issues have been finally resolved.

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) delegates have now been cleared and got their visas ahead of the much anticipated match in Singapore on Sunday, October 13.

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