Germany Vs Argentina Best Matches: Mario Gotze's Goal, Messi's Chance

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Germany vs Argentina: The two sides will be facing each other again on October 10, 2019. Find out the top three matches played between the sides in this decade.

Written By Abhishek Shetty | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The international break is on the cards, which means we will get to see big guns going head-to-head against each other. One game to look out for is Germany vs Argentina which is scheduled on October 10, 2019. Joachim Low's side will be hosting the Argentines at the Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund. Lionel Messi is missing from the 26-man squad named by Lionel Sebastian Scaloni for the international matches. Germany vs Argentina has always been an exciting affair with both the sides getting the better of each other on different occasions. Let's have a look at some interesting matches between the sides from the past.

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Germany vs Argentina: Top 3 matches

1. Germany 1-0 Argentina
Date: 13 July 2014
Venue: Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Occasion: 2014 FIFA World Cup Final

Arguably the greatest player of all time, Lionel Messi was just inches away from getting his hands on the most prestigious award in football until Germany's Mario Gotze rained on his parade. Germany and Argentina went 90 minutes without a single goal in the World Cup final and the game went into extra time. That is when substitute Mario Gotze scored the decider of the match in the 113th-minute and handed Germany their fourth World Cup trophy.

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2. Germany 2-4 Argentina
Date: 03 September 2014
Venue: Esprit Arena
Occasion: International Friendly

The two sides were facing each other just a couple of months after the World Cup. Argentina's wounds were still fresh after the loss at the biggest platform in football and thus, revenge was served. Sergio Aguero opened the account for Argentina after 20', followed by Erik Lamela's strike in the 40th-minute. Martino's team had total control of the game as they were finding goals in series. Federico Fernández made it 0-3 at the start of the second half and Angel Di Maria slotted one home in the 50th-minute. However, Germany's Andre Schurrle (52') and Mario Godze (78') scored a goal each to get something out of the match for the Germans.

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3. Argentina 0-4 Germany
Date: 03 July 2010
Venue: Green Point Stadium, Cape Town
Location: FIFA World Cup Quarter-final

Germany's opener was scored by Thomas Müller in the third minute of the match, with a header off a free kick by Bastian Schweinsteiger. In the second half, Argentina dominated Germany and came close to scoring on a number of occasions, but the Germans managed to hit back on the counter-attack in the 67th minute when Miroslav Klose scored from a Lukas Podolski pass. Germany's Arne Friedrich and Klose also joined the party and got on the scoresheet to defeat Argentina. 

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