Lucas Ocampos’ late strike earns Argentina a draw with Germany

Ruben Hill
October 10, 2019

Germany squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Argentina thanks to Lucas Ocampos's 85th-minute equaliser in a friendly in Dortmund on Wednesday.

Defensive mistakes cost Argentina two goals in the first half. Both center back defenders, Marcos Rojo and Nicolas Otamendi went for the same ball but it was Germany's Serge Gnabry who got to the ball and score the first goal of the match.

The home side's lead was doubled seven minutes later, with Gnabry turning provider to unselfishly tee up Kai Havertz who made no mistake from close range for his first global goal.

Agustin Marchesin would make a big save in the second half to keep the German's at bay.

That was Gnabry's 10th goal for his country from just his 11th appearance and the 24-year-old turned provider five minutes later to set up Germany's second of the night. Serge Gnabry (15) continued his fine recent form with the opener before Kai Havertz (21) scored his first global goal to give Germany a seemingly comfortable 2-0 lead.

The home side were inches away from extending their lead shortly after the half-hour when Marcel Halstenberg curled a free-kick against the underside of the bar from 25 yards out and Niklas Sule was unable to head the rebound on target.

The Germans, who had four players making their debuts, gradually ran out of steam and the visitors completed their comeback when Alario charged into the box to lay off for Ocampos to equalise.

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