Argentina vs Germany – Statistical Preview

These two giants of football meet in the World Cup final for a third time with more on the line than ever before. Germany will look to to capture their first international trophy in almost two decades while Lionel Messi can cement his legacy with a World Cup medal.

The final pits against one another two teams with contrasting football philosophies, with fiery personalities and two teams that had the most complete performances at this World Cup.

Let’s take a look at how they stack up against each other statistically:

 

Head-to-Head

Argentina Germany
Wins/Draws/Losses 9/5/06 6/5/09
Goals Scored/Conceded Against One Another 28:28 28:28
World Cup Participation 17 18
World Cup Titles 2 3

Team Statistics

Argentina Germany
Goals (penalty goals): 8 (0) 17 (1)
Goals Conceded: 3 4
Passes (total): 3732 4169
Passes (completed/passing accuracy): 2928 / 78% 3421 / 82%
Shots: 95 88
Shots on Goal 61 64
Shots that hit the post: 2 0
Possession: 57.0% 56.3%
Balls lost: 284 268
Balls won: 277 273
Goals scored by substitutes: 0 4
Distance covered (in km): 683.5 695.8
Fouls: 64 71
Fouls won: 97 84
Yellow cards: 6 4
Red cards: 0 0
Minutes per goal: 75 34
Shots per goal 11.9 5.2
Players used: 21 18

Player Statistics

Argentina Germany
Top goalscorer: Lionel Messi Thomas Müller
4 Goals/18 Shots 5 Goals/16 Shots
Most distance covered (in km/Spiel): Mascherano: 10.02 Müller: 11.47
Fastest player (in km/h): Higuain: 33.1 Mustafi 32.9
Most passes: 1. Mascherano: 552 1. Lahm: 529
2. Garay: 336 2. Kroos: 519
3. Gago: 309 3. Boateng: 370

 

Team Records

Argentina Germany
Most caps: Mascherano (103) Klose (136)
Most national team goals: Messi (40) Klose (71)
Oldest player: Campagnaro (34) Klose (36)
Youngest player: Rojo (24) Ginter (20)
Tallest player: Andújar (1.94m) Mertesacker (1.98m)
Smallest player: Messi (1.69m) Lahm (1.70m)

 

Statistics courtesy of dfb.de & fifa.com

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