Wednesday , February 19 2020

Test match in Dortmund: Löws Notelf baffles and breaks in: 2: 2 against Argentina

Joachim Löw made no face and clapped halfheartedly with his coaching team off, his born of necessity Bubi-Elf was tormented for the lap of honor on.

Although the after the loss of 15 national players completely reformed DFB-Elf in 2: 2 (2: 0) in the Prestige duel with Argentina long time with raid-like counterfeit football baffled – in the end paid in front of only 45,197 spectators in Dortmund but apprenticeship.

"Basically, it always annoys you when you lead 2: 0 and then 2: 2 plays," said Löw RTL, "But you have to look a bit short" with his many young players. They had played in the first half "very courageously and courageously forward and had many good actions," said Löw. "Argentina were strong in the second half. We had a few ball losses and got into swimming. "A leadership to gamble, had happened" unfortunately many times ", said captain accrued Munich Joshua Kimmich.

The goal of the ever-dangerous Bayern striker Serge Gnabry (15th minute), who met for the tenth time in his eleventh international match, and the first DFBLeverkusen Kai Havertz's goal (22) was not enough for Löw's young team, who had called up the Freiburg rookies Robin Koch and Luca Waldschmidt in the starting line-up. Substitutes Lucas Alario (66) and Lucas Ocampos (85 ') equalized. After the basically convincing performance, the DFB squad can travel with great energy to Tallinn for the European Championship qualifier at the pointless table last Estonia on Sunday (20.45 / RTL).

Loew Notelf, which ran aground for the first time in five years without a world champion, acted in the now-proven 3-4-3 system from the start astonishingly recorded. The switching game mostly over Havertz worked especially in the first half despite the many failures. The young DFB-Elf presented the overburdened and often surprised guests repeatedly problems. Marc-André ter Stegen, who got his chance in the German goal, was hardly demanded.

Gnabry completed a flank of the conspicuous Lukas Klostermann technically strong, shortly before the break, he narrowly failed (45.). The hit by Havertz, who had flashed his qualities as a playmaker, prepared the Munich quadruple goalscorer from the Champions League textbook. Klostermann once again participated in the development. The left-back of RB Leipzig was able to turn on the right side again energetically into the attacking game.

Loew stood in the meantime highly satisfied on the sidelines, the worries of the past days suddenly seemed far away – after all, he could have set up a highly competitive team alone with the injured or ill missing players. Among other long-term patients Leroy Sané, Ilkay Gündogan, Leon Goretzka and Toni Kroos had to cancel. Timo Werner is plagued by flu, Marco Reus was sitting on the bench "a little beaten" (Löw).

From the short-term loss of planned for the starter Niklas Stark (gastrointestinal infection) Koch benefited as central defender next to Niklas Süle and Emre Can, who failed in the 55th minute to Argentina's goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin. The 23-year-old chef did his job calmly and with great caution – however, in the clean-up by Leverkusen's Alario, the SC professional paid apprentice money and was late in the duel. Waldschmidt was not often able to put himself in the limelight next to his fast attacking partners Gnabry and Julian Brandt. Shortly after the restart, he hit the outside net (47.).

"They are motivated and not afraid," Loew said about newcomers 102 and 103 of his term. The Leverkusen Nadiem Amiri came in the 66th minute as debutant number 104, also also nachnominierte Schalke Suat Serdar came to his first use (72). The new DFB President Fritz Keller celebrated his debut with the national team as the third Freiburg player at the VIP box office. He saw in the 31st minute of the hitherto entertaining game a free kick from Marcel Halstenberg, but hit only the crossbar.

On the opposite side Rodrigo de Paul failed on the left post (33rd). After the goal, the guests, who are under the coach Lionel Scaloni almost more than the German team in transition, were better. Without Superstar Messi but missing the very big punch. The star player Paulo Dybala, who was replaced without scoring after more than an hour, and Lautaro Martinez were almost not at all. Alario narrowly missed the goal from ter Stegen (78 '), Ocampos made it better.

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