Germany against Argentina with two faces


“A lot of heart blood” promised by the Federal coach before the game. Joachim löw’s young Team keeps its word. The replacement of weakened and largely inexperienced DFB-Elf impressed – but only a half.

Germany’s best man: Serge Gnabry in front of the Argentine goal

How does the new German national team? Take this scene from the 45. Minute: It’s raining, it’s cold and uncomfortable in the Signal-Iduna-Park in Dortmund, the DFB-Team turns. Full of Lust and zest for action – and, apparently, without any thought of the mid-term break, waiting only a few moments later. Instead, lightning-like combination, quick shift game. Joshua Kimmich curls the Ball in on the fast Serge Gnabry on the right side. The man with the number 20 had lost to the Argentines, and another Time from the point of view, in spite of its eye-catching braided hairstyle. Sprint and the conclusion – just the Ball swishes to the left Torhälfte over. Almost 3:0 for the German team. And against Argentina.

Satisfaction on the German side, after the leadership hit by Serge Gnabry

A scene that was characteristic of the German game in the first half. High Tempo, accurate passes, strong statements and always winning the Ball in the opposing half. The white-clad German players have flattered the inclined Fan, with their artistic performances. Most of the actions were on the right wing and landed in a rule, in the case of Gnabry. It was then, also, the Germany in the 16. Minute lead after a remarkable turn brought. It is the prelude to a dedicated Phase of the German, the of 22 was. Minute with the 2:0 by the Leverkusen Kai Havertz rewarded. It was his first international goal.

A lot of things differently after the break

And many spectators were amazed. The strong spare weakened Team of Joachim Löw, the could just put five players on the reserve Bank (in the case of Argentina, it was ten), and played the South Americans in the early stages literally on the wall. From Argentina we had seen until then, on the offensive a little to a post hit from de Paul in Minute 33, in which the German goalkeeper Marc-André ter nothing Steegen would have to align. After the break, the South Americans showed that they had not travelled to Dortmund to show for it. Now the black-clad Argentines took the matter in Hand. 66. Minute cross into the penalty area, the defensive rookie of the Robin cook stood between two Argentines in the penalty area – and in the Bundesliga for Bayer Leverkusen game at the end of South Americans Alario headed for goal of the tournament: 2:1.

Important test match for both coaches: Lionel Scaloni (left) and Joachim Löw on the sidelines

Alario was only in the 62. Minute for Dybala to the game time and Time again in embarrassment. came and brought the German Defensive A ground-breaking exchange: The in his country the undisputed national coach Lionel Scaloni wanted to take a good result. A shot from Paredes picks ter Steegen in the 70. Minute from the angle.

Unfortunately deflected

In the meantime, Emre Can was the best German Chance in the second half, but the on Havertz and Kimmich launched a quick counterattack not at the end of into the goal. Instead the Germans gave the game out of Hand. At the latest after the performance, Julian Brandt, Serge Gnabry and Kai Havertz had to leave the field (for Amiri, Serdar and Rudy), showed that the Association of the Team agreed to always and you could not hold the pressure of the Argentines ultimately stand. 85. Min: Ocampos comes much too close to the goal area for a shot that Emre Can is unhappy and untenable for ter Steegen abfälscht.

According to the balance: Lucas Ocampos, the 2 celebrates:2.

As had said the Federal coach before the game? A lot of heart blood will be seen. since Joachim Löw was right. He said: “perfection, we will not be able to expect.” Also the has been. For the EM-qualification game against Estonia on Sunday, the national coach gave no forecasts.