Argentina exacted a revenge of sorts over Germany, winning 3-1 in a friendly – thanks in part to an unfortunate own goal. Playing much of the match with only 10 men, Germany answered back just once.
Argentina were keen to take some vengeance for their 4-0 defeat to Germany at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. As it turned out, they eased past an undermanned but determined home side in Frankfurt.
The result will do little to ease coach Joachim Löw’s frustration with the raft of criticism that has followed the national side’s defeat to Italy at Euro 2012. The squad was accused of lacking leadership, being too pampered and failing to sing the national anthem with sufficient vigor.…Read more »