Argentina came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Germany in a friendly in Dortmund.

In a repeat of the 2014 World Cup final, the hosts raced into an early lead when Serge Gnabry poked home in the 15th minute before Kai Havertz side-footed in seven minutes later.

But Argentina fought back after the break as substitute Lucas Alario’s header halved the deficit.

Debutant Lucas Ocampos secured the draw with a deflected strike late on.

It was an impressive fightback by Argentina in a game that was ultimately turned on its head by Lionel Scaloni’s substitutions, with Ocampos coming on at half-time and Alario just after the hour mark.

It had been all Germany in a first half where Argentina failed to manage a single shot on target and when Gnabry grabbed his 10th goal in 11 international appearances, it looked like the hosts would go on to record a big win.

However, they took their foot off the pedal after the break, allowing Argentina to get back into the game.

By the end, 2014 World Cup winners Germany were perhaps fortunate not to finish on the losing side, with a last-minute panic in their penalty area only eased when Emre Can managed to scramble clear.

It could prove an important lesson in avoiding complacency for Joachim Low’s side as they prepare to resume their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign this weekend.

Germany, who are top of Group C and level on 12 points with Northern Ireland, travel to Estonia on Sunday.

Line-ups

Germany

  • 22ter Stegen
  • 23Can
  • 4Koch
  • 15Süle
  • 13Klostermann
  • 7HavertzSubstituted forRudyat 83′minutes
  • 6KimmichBooked at 11mins
  • 16Halstenberg
  • 10BrandtSubstituted forAmiriat 66′minutes
  • 19Waldschmidt
  • 20GnabrySubstituted forSerdarat 72′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Neuer
  • 3Serdar
  • 11Reus
  • 12Leno
  • 14Amiri
  • 18Rudy
  • 21Gündogan

Argentina

  • 1Marchesín
  • 2Foyth
  • 19OtamendiBooked at 26mins
  • 16RojoSubstituted forAcuñaat 45′minutes
  • 3Tagliafico
  • 15de PaulBooked at 30minsSubstituted forRodríguezat 90+3′minutes
  • 5Paredes
  • 7PereyraSubstituted forSaraviaat 76′minutes
  • 21DybalaSubstituted forAlarioat 62′minutes
  • 11CorreaSubstituted forOcamposat 45′minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 22Martínez

Substitutes

  • 4Saravia
  • 6Pezzella
  • 8Acuña
  • 9Lamela
  • 12Musso
  • 14Kannemann
  • 17Domínguez
  • 18Rodríguez
  • 20Alario
  • 23Martínez
  • 24Ocampos
  • 26Vargas
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
45,197

Match Stats

Home TeamGermanyAway TeamArgentina
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Germany 2, Argentina 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Germany 2, Argentina 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Argentina. Guido Rodríguez replaces Rodrigo de Paul.

Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Suat Serdar (Germany).

Marcos Acuña (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gian-Luca Waldschmidt (Germany).

Goal!

Goal! Germany 2, Argentina 2. Lucas Ocampos (Argentina) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lucas Alario.

Attempt blocked. Nadiem Amiri (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Lucas Ocampos (Argentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lucas Ocampos (Argentina).

Lukas Klostermann (Germany) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Lucas Ocampos (Argentina).

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Sebastian Rudy replaces Kai Havertz.

Leandro Paredes (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kai Havertz (Germany).

Attempt blocked. Lucas Alario (Argentina) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Ocampos.

Attempt missed. Nicolás Otamendi (Argentina) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marcos Acuña with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Emre Can.

Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Robin Koch.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Alario (Argentina) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Renzo Saravia.

Foul by Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina).

Suat Serdar (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Argentina. Renzo Saravia replaces Roberto Pereyra.

Attempt saved. Joshua Kimmich (Germany) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Roberto Pereyra (Argentina).

Nadiem Amiri (Germany) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Germany. Marc-André ter Stegen tries a through ball, but Gian-Luca Waldschmidt is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Suat Serdar replaces Serge Gnabry.

Foul by Rodrigo de Paul (Argentina).

Marcel Halstenberg (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Leandro Paredes (Argentina) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lautaro Martínez.

Offside, Germany. Niklas Süle tries a through ball, but Nadiem Amiri is caught offside.

Foul by Marcos Acuña (Argentina).

Nadiem Amiri (Germany) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Germany. Joshua Kimmich tries a through ball, but Serge Gnabry is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Nadiem Amiri replaces Julian Brandt.

Goal!

Goal! Germany 2, Argentina 1. Lucas Alario (Argentina) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcos Acuña with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Argentina. Lucas Alario replaces Paulo Dybala.

Rodrigo de Paul (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.