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DFB team plays 2: 2 against Argentina: Double pointless


Under normal circumstances, a playful 2-0 lead for the German national team would be annoying. But on a day with an anti-Semitic attack, nothing is normal. A cancellation would have been correct.

The new DFB star: Luca Waldschmidt came in 90 minutes for a shot on goal. Robin Koch misjudged himself as central defender when Lucas Alario scored. The debutants of the German national team lined up basically good, real EM chances have the two Freiburg but not. However, Serge Gnabry will be safe in the long term. In his eleventh international match, the Munich scored his tenth goal, was involved in many offensive actions and underlined his outstanding form.

The result: The DFB team led with two goals, but in the end it was only enough for a 2-2 (2-0). Read the game report here.


The minute's silence in Dortmund was accompanied by this ad

Minute of silence instead of rejection: On a day when two people die in a presumably right-wing extremist and anti-Semitic attack in Halle, every football match or major sporting event in Germany should be canceled. Such a rejection would have a high symbolic value. The DFB, with almost four years ago with the national team itself the target of a terrorist attack, decided - unsurprisingly - before the test against Argentina instead for a minute's silence. The sporty value tended towards zero due to the many player cancellations on both sides.

World Champion-free zone: The Albiceleste were missing, among others, Lionel Messi, Ángel di María and Sergio Agüero. National coach Joachim Loew was the first time since winning the 2014 World Cup title in Brazil without a player from the World Cup squad. In addition to numerous regulars, the planned debutant Niklas Stark also dropped out at short notice and was replaced by the next debutant Koch. As for Waldschmidt, it will have been an unforgettable evening for the Freiburg team - but with regard to the European Championship in 2020, this game offered little insight. The viewers in Dortmund saw this with admission prices of ten to 100 euros. So empty was the stadium last at the BVB season opening 2018.

Spinner roars in the minute of silence "Unity and Law and Freedom". Harvest a hearty "shut up!" That gives deserved applause. #gerarg

- Marcus Bark (@Reporter_vorOrt) October 9, 2019

"Shut up": 42,000 spectators filled the Westfalenstadion to two-thirds, including an incorrigible. During the minute of silence, this viewer agreed with "Unity and Law and Freedom" the first sounds of the German national anthem, but was immediately brought to another by a fan to reason.

First half: Despite all criticism of the sporting value of such test matches in October, the DFB team showed convincing offensive football. After nice preparation by Lukas Klostermann Gnabry scored the lead, a little later the Argentinian team, which is also under reconstruction, was outranked. Klostermann conquered the ball, fitted right on Gnabry and the Munich put across for the restarted quay Havertz, who scored his first international goal (22). Marcel Halstenberg hit the bar with a free-kick (31 '), while on the other hand Rodrigo de Paul shot the ball out of Dortmund's aluminum (33') with a long shot.

Second half: Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has changed five times and his team has improved a lot. At the same time the German team made more mistakes on the defensive. This change was the result of substitute Leverkusen striker Lucas Alario's (66th) goal. In the final phase, the superiority of the albiceleste became larger. Alario also prepared the equalizer by Lucas Ocampos (85.).

Recognition of the game: Well. The satisfaction on the part of the national coach will be impressive in view of the performance in the first round. But Marco Reus, Leroy Sané, Toni Kroos, Leon Goretzka, Nico Schulz, Julian Draxler, Timo Werner and Ilkay Gundogan will gradually return. And only then will the EM formation be found next year.

Germany - Argentina 2: 2 (2: 0)
1: 0 Gnabry (16)
2: 0 Havertz (22)
2: 1 Alario (66.)
2: 2 Ocampos (85.)
Germany: Ter Stegen - Süle, Koch, Can - Klostermann, Kimmich, Havertz (83rd Rudy), Halstenberg - Gnabry (72nd Serdar), Waldschmidt, Brandt (67th Amiri)
Argentina: Marchesin - Foyth, Otamendi, Rojo (46th Acuna), Tagliafico - Paredes, - Pereyra (76th Saravia), Correa (46th Ocampos), de Paul (90th + 3 Rodriguez) - Dybala (62nd Alario) , Martínez
Referee: Turpin
Yellow Cards: Kimmich - Otamendi, de Paul, Ocampos
Spectators: 45,197

Source: spiegel

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