Germany 2-4 Argentina
Marco Reus' (c.) face says it all as Germany lost 4-2 to Argentina in a friendly at the ESPRIT Arena in Düsseldorf
Former captain Philipp Lahm (2nd r.) was honoured for his services to the national team prior to kick-off, alongside fellow national team retirees Miroslva Klose (3rd r.) and Per Mertesacker (2nd l.), as well as former assistant coach Hansi Flick (3rd l.)
Eight Bundesliga stars began for Germany, including Marco Reus (front r.) who missed the World Cup in Brazil through injury.
Manuel Neuer (r.) was powerless to stop Sergio Agüero putting the visitors in front in the 20th minute as Argentina sought revenge for defeat in the World Cup final
Reus was a lively presence throughout and his penetrating runs caused the South Americans several problems, particularly in the first half
FC Schalke 04 attacker Julian Draxler was another who started well, but he was forced off the pitch with a thigh injury
All in all it was an everning to forget for stand-in captain Neuer, who wore the armband in place of Bastian Schweinsteiger
There was little Neuer's second half replacement, Roman Weidenfeller (2nd l.), could do to stem the tide, as Argentina continued to pour forward
Germany managed to pull two goals back though, first through former Bayern 04 Leverkusen midfielder Andre Schürrle (No9)...
...then through FC Bayern's Mario Götze, but Argentina held on to record a comfortable victory over Joachim Löw's charges