An experimental Germany team leaked two second-half goals Wednesday as a weakened Argentina side, without superstar Lionel Messi, earned a 2-2 draw in a friendly in Dortmund.
The Leverkusen striker pulled a goal back, then set up Lucas Ocampos for the late equaliser against a German team which included four debutants.
Freiburg pair, defender Robin Koch, a late call-up on Monday who was thrust into a makeshift back three at the last-minute, and striker Luca Waldschmidt started.
Leverkusen forward Nadiem Amiri and Schalke midfielder Suat Serdar came on to make their second-half debuts.
The Germans had already been forced into a hastily re-arranged defence as Koch replaced centre-back Niklas Stark, who pulled out before kick-off with a stomach bug.
Despite 13 withdrawals due to either illness or injury, Germany impressed early against an Argentina team missing Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel di Maria.
With Messi suspended for comments made at the Copa America, Juventus’ Paulo Dybala partnered Lautaro Martinez up front for Argentina.
He partnered Manchester City veteran Nicolas Otamendi in an Argentina defence which crumbled early on.
A week after scoring four goals for Bayern Munich at Tottenham, Gnabry put Germany ahead on 15 minutes.
Argentina let their frustrations show as Otamendi and Rodrigo de Paul were booked for clattering Julian Brandt and Gnabry respectively.
The Leverkusen striker showed his strength in the air to head past Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen four minutes later.
The visitors equalised when Alario set up Sevilla’s Lucas Ocampos, a second-half replacement for Correa, to blast past ter Stegen five minutes from time.