A weakened Albiceleste side came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against injury-hit Germany team in a friendly in Dortmund on Wednesday night.
Playing without the suspended Lionel Messi – or the likes of Gonzalo Higuaín, Ángel Di María or Sergio Agüero - the visitors still managed to cancel out first-half goals from Serge Gnabry and Kai Havertz with second-half strikes from Lucas Alario and Lucas Ocampos, who scored on his debut.
Germany coach Joachim Löw gave four players their international debuts, including Freiburg teammates Robin Koch and Luca Waldschmidt, and Nadiem Amiri and Suat Serdar, who came on in the second half.
But Löw's side lost control in the second half and allowed the visitors to level after Bayern Leverkusen forward Alario came on for Paulo Dybala in the 62nd minute.
Germany flew into a 2-0 lead thanks to first-half goals by Gnabry and Havertz, but Alario turned the game in the second-half when he came on for Argentina. The Bayer Leverkusen striker pulled a goal back, then set up Lucas Ocampos for a late equaliser.
Despite 13 withdrawals due to either illness or injury, Germany impressed early against the Albiceleste. Meanwhile, with Messi suspended for comments made at the Copa América, Juventus' Dybala partnered Lautaro Martínez up front.
This match was a repeat of the 2014 World Cup final, yet Argentina's Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo was the only survivor from when the Germans won in Rio de Janeiro. 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 Hotspur, Gnabry put Germany ahead on 15 minutes. The winger used his pace when Atlético Madrid's Angel Correa lost possession to get in behind the defence to stab the ball past goalkeeper Agustín Marchesín.
When Rojo then lost the ball to Waldschmidt, Gnabry turned provider, using his pace to present Havertz with a simple tap-in on 22 minutes.
"We matured during the game," he said. "We made two or three mistakes in the first half, but got a grip in the second half, were more patient and we take a lot of positives for the future. I was impressed with the attitude, we didn't give up when we went 2-0 down."