The West German First Division football team Hertha BSC achieved a surprise 2-1 victory over the Argentine national team when the two elevens met in a friendly match at West Berlin's Olympic Stadium on Tuesday ( 30 March ).
GV Argentina in striped shirts kicking off, hertha gaining possession and attacking
Cu Hertha goalkeeper watching play
GV Hertha attack, Argentina gain possession and after ball is passed down centre of field, Argentina scores first goal.
Scoreboard reading 1-0
GV Argentina attack and Hertha has a good save
GV Hertha attack and equalise (4 shots)
SECOND HALF GV Hertha taking penalty kick, Argentina save
GV hertha taking free kick just outside Argentina's penalty area and score winning goal from diving header.
Initials RH/0049 RH/MF/AH/0108
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Background: The West German First Division football team Hertha BSC achieved a surprise 2-1 victory over the Argentine national team when the two elevens met in a friendly match at West Berlin's Olympic Stadium on Tuesday ( 30 March ).
The 8,000 spectators saw some fast action in the first half of the game, with Argentina attacking vigorously and with plenty of tricks. Their early form paid off in fact, with a goal from the Argentine player Leopoldo Luque in the sixth minute.
But Argentina didn't have things their own way for long. The string of matches they have been playing whilst on tour have taken their toll and in the second half their strength waned and Hertha pressed home the advantage.
The West German side equalised in the 33rd minute - with a spectacular 48 foot (16 metre) shot into the Argentine goal by Jurgen Diefenbach.
After the setback of a missed penalty Hertha still kept up the pressure and in the 53rd minute clinched their hold on the match when Erwin Hermandung scored with a header.
SYNOPSIS: West Berlin's Olympic stadium was the scene of a friendly football mat on Tuesday between the West German first division team Hertha BSC and the argentine national team. Argentine started play vigorously, attacking strongly and producing some good tricks. Vet hertha were a force to be reckoned with and also played their fair share of attacking football.
West German goalkeeper Horst Wolter had a few quiet moments to assess the state of play - but there was some action to come for him.
A strong West German attack - but to no avail. the Hertha players are out-manouevered by the Argentinians and after some fast passes down the centre field the touring side push home the first goal of the match with Leopoldo Luque scoring.
Some more strong attacking football from the Argentine side which almost has the West German two down - but goalkeeper Wolter saves.
In the second half the Argentine players seemed to tire and loose some of their zest. Taking advantage of this in the 33rd minute Hertha player Jurgen Diefenbach slams home a 48-foot-shot at the Argentine goal to equalise. They follow up with pene but Argentina save.
Hertha keep up the pressure and in the 53rd minute a free kick gives Erwin Hermandung a chance to head the ball into the goal and clinch the game two-one.