Germany is preparing to continue its fight for the upcoming EURO 2020. Die Mannschaft’s next schedule is an away match against Estonia, on October 13, 2019. Before that, they will heat the engine first with a prestigious friendly against Argentina.
Germany will host Argentina in an international friendly party at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund on Thursday (10/10/2019). The last two meetings of Germany and Argentina were all presented in 2014 ago.
The first was in the 2014 World Cup final. In the match at the Brazilian Estadio do Maracana, Germany won 1-0 through a goal by substitute Mario Gotze in extra time. Germany won its 4th title.
Two months after the finals, they met in trials in Dusseldorf, and Germany lost 2-4. Argentina won 4-0 ahead through Sergio Aguero, Erik Lamela, Federico Fernandez, and Angel Di Maria. Andre Schurrle and Mario Gotze’s goals were only enough to thin the score difference for Germany.
For the match later, even though it is only a trial, coach Joachim Loew will still demand a disciplined game from Germany. They need to build momentum before facing hosts Estonia in the continued EURO 2020 Qualification, four days later.
Against Argentina, Marc-Andre ter Stegen will take the position of captain Manuel Neuer under the rule. Meanwhile, Serge Gnabry, who recently scored four goals for Bayern Munich in the Champions League against Tottenham, will be allowed to continue his great form, along with Marco Reus and Timo Werner in the attack.
From the stronghold of Argentina, coach Lionel Scaloni did not bring a number of top players for trials against Germany, also against Ecuador four days ago. Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero were not called into the squad, while Lionel Messi still had to undergo a three-month suspension dropped by CONMEBOL for his comments at the 2019 Copa America.
Argentina will also be without players from River Plate and Boca Juniors, two rival clubs who will fight in the Copa Libertadores semifinal the second leg on October 22.
Even so, Argentina still has some great players in their squad. These include Lautaro Martinez and Paulo Dybala.
Lautaro scored a hat-trick for Argentina in a trial against Mexico last month. Meanwhile, Dybala has recently begun to return to showing slick performances with Juventus.
Germany (3-4-3): Ter Stegen; Stark, Sule, Tah; Klostermann, Kimmich, Havertz, Halstenberg; Gnabry, Reus, Werner.
Coach: Joachim Loew.
Squad info: Draxler (injured), Ginter (injured), Goretzka (injured), Hector (injured), Kehrer (injured), Kroos (injured), Rudiger (injured), Sane (injured), Schulz (injured).
Argentina (4-3-3): Marchesin; Foyth, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico; De Paul, Paredes, Acuna; Dybala, Lautaro Martinez, Correa.
Coach: Lionel Scaloni.
Squad info: Aguero (not called), Andrada (Copa Libertadores), Armani (Copa Libertadores), J Correa (injured), Di Maria (not called), Lo Celso (injured), Mac Allister (Copa Libertadores), Lucas Martinez (injured) Copa Libertadores), Messi (suspension), Montiel (Copa Libertadores), Palacios (Copa Libertadores).