Espirit Arena, Dusseldorf - 3 September, 2014 - International Friendly Matches
Goals: Germany – Andre Schurrle 52, Mario Gotze 78; Argentina – Sergio Aguero 20, Erik Lamela 40, Federico Fernandez 47, Angel Di Maria 50;
Playing under a new head coach, Albiceleste were keen on showcasing a positive performance even without Lionel Messi's presence. Angel Di Maria was putting on an excellent showcase in that match as he inspired his teammates to pay an attacking display against Germany. The new Man United man showed his influence by giving out a lovely assist that led into Sergio Aguero's goal on 20 minutes.
Five minutes before half time break, Argentina doubling their lead, this time from a wonderful goal by Erik Lamela. After the break, Federico Fernandez made it 3-0 for Argentina giving quite a shock for Germany fans, seeing that their side looking vulnerable at the back.
Albiceleste snatched their fourth goal through Di Maria's goal on 50 minutes, showing his quality as one of the best winger out there.
Trailing by 4-0, Germany refused to give up easily as they kept on pushing forward and managed to pull one back from Andre Schurrle on 52 minutes. The World Champion finally snatched another goal on 78 minutes with an effort from Mario Goetze on 78 minutes, making a much more respectable scoreline in the end.
Germany starting lineup vs Argentina 2014:- Neuer, Grosskreutz, Ginter, Howedes, Durm, Kramer, Kroos, Schurrle, Reus, Draxler, Gomez.
Argentina starting XI v Germany 2014 friendly:- Romero, Zabaleta, Demichelis, F.Fernandez, Rojo, A.Fernandez, Biglia, Mascherano, Erik Lamela, Di Maria, Sergio Aguero.