16 August, 2012 - 12:50

Argentina defeated Germany 3-1 in a friendly game

Argentina defeated Germany 3-1 in a friendly game

Argentina ended a friendly match with 3-1 victory over ten-men Germany.

Lionel Messi missed a penalty kick after German goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler was sent off for bringing down Jose Sosa in the first half. So Germany played for about an hour with ten men.

Argentina took the lead in first-half injury time, when Semi Khedira deflected Angel di Maria’s corner kick with his knee and scored an own-goal.

Messi doubled the score in the 52nd minute and Angel di Maria netted the third in the 73rd minute.

Benedict Hoewedes scored a consolation goal for the hosts in the 81st minute.

The results of other international friendlies, which took place on 15 August:

England earned 2-1 victory over Italy, while Russia ended in 1-1 draw in a friendly against Ivory Coast in Moscow. That was Russia’s first game under the guidance of Fabio Capello.

Belgium 4-2 Netherlands
Mexico 0-1 USA
Puerto Rico 1-2 Spain
Portugal 2-0 Panama
Iceland 2-0 Faroe Islands
France 0-0 Uruguay
Scotland 3-1 Australia
Estonia 1-0 Poland
Northern Ireland 3-3 Finland
Wales 0-2 Bosnia-Herzegovina
Slovenia 4-3 Romania
Serbia 0-0 Republic of Ireland
Montenegro 2-0 Latvia
Croatia 2-4 Switzerland
Hungary 1-1 Israel
Macedonia 1-0 Lithuania
Albania 0-0 Moldova
Austria 2-0 Turkey
Denmark 1-3 Slovakia
Sweden 0-3 Brazil
Ukraine 0-0 Czech Republic
Norway 2-3 Greece
Luxembourg 1-2 Georgia
Bulgaria 1-0 Cyprus
Armenia 1-2 Belarus

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17 August 2012, 10:13

Germans are rubbish!The same style, the same mistakes

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17 August 2012, 14:42

Argentina is way better! Germany is a good team, able to smash most of the teams, but not the strongest ones like Spain or Argentina these days.

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