INTRODUCTION: The world soccer champions, West Germany, beat Argentina by three goals to one in a friendly match in Buenos Aires on Sunday (5 June).
INTRODUCTION: The world soccer champions, West Germany, beat Argentina by three goals to one in a friendly match in Buenos Aires on Sunday (5 June). The game was a warm-up match for next year's World Cup competition to be held in the Argentinean capital.
SYNOPSIS: Argentina, wearing the blue-and-white striped shirts and black shorts, attacked for most of the first half but were not successful in following the moves through to score.
A capacity crowd of 60,000 people saw West Germany open the scoring after a free kick awarded in their favour. Striker Klaus Fischer headed the ball into the net put West Germany ahead by one goal to nil.
The world champions were unlucky not to score again shortly before half time when the ball hit the Argentinean goalpost.
West Germany went further ahead with another goal by Fischer in the 60th minute of play, after their goal had been under strong pressure from the Argentines. Bernd Holzenbein added a third goal in the 69th minute.
Argentine defender, Daniel Passarelli, reduced the West German's lead with a fine header four minutes later to make the score three goals to one.
Both countries have qualified to take part in the World Cup competition.