Argentina continue their preparations ahead of an important 2020, packed with World Cup qualifiers and another Copa América, with friendlies against Germany and Ecuador this week and Lionel Scaloni is looking to cement his squad and ideas.
Without Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero and all players from Boca Juniors and River Plate, opportunities have arisen for a few fringe players to impress and that begins in Dortmund on Wednesday.
Argentina face old rivals Germany at Borussia Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion before heading to Alicante to play Ecuador and with only one more international break before the end of the year, Lionel Scaloni is running out of chances to experiment while the pressure is off.
Lautaro Martínez struck a sensational hat-trick in the win over Mexico last time out and the Inter striker will again be the focal point of the Argentina attack against Germany. Without the likes of Messi or Agüero, with whom Martínez formed a promising pairing with at the Copa América, Scaloni looks to Paulo Dybala to link up with the 22-year-old hitman.