Argentina took their World Cup final revenge by recording a 4-2 win over Germany at the LTU Arena, while England edged Norway at Wembley in Wednesday's round of international friendly fixtures.
The La Albiceleste finally ended Germany's 18-game unbeaten streak as they beat the World Champions 4-2 courtesy of some brilliant play by Angel Di Maria, who scored one and set up three goals during the match.
Apart from di Maria, Sergio Aguero, Erik Lamela and Federico Fernández also recorded their names on the scoresheet, and this proved to be enough as Germany were only able to score two goals through Andre Schurrle and Fernández (own goal).
Argentina opened the scoring in the 20th minute of the game when Manchester United midfielder Di Maria picked up Aguero with a cross and the Manchester City striker converted from close range after beating the offside trap.
The Germans nearly gave an immediate response when a mistake from Martin Demichelis allowed Marco Reus to slip a pass to Toni Kroos, but the Real Madrid midfielder's effort was wide of the target.
The world champions got another chance to get the leveller through Mario Gomez just before the half-hour mark, but the striker's effort went straight down Sergio Romero's throat.
Despite Germany's continued attacks, it was Argentina who again found the net in the 40th minute through Lamela, who volleyed an effort past Manuel Neuer after receiving a lofted pass from Di Maria.
The second half started with Argentina tripling their lead through Fernandez, who powered home a header after getting at the end of another Di Maria delivery.
Things went from bad to worse for Germany as Argentina scored their fourth goal of the evening in the 50th minute through Di Maria, who easily slotted the ball past substitute goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller after exchanging passes with Pablo Zabaleta.
Finally, the Germans managed to pull one goal back in the 52nd minute through Schurrle, who slotted the ball off a rebound after his initial attempt was blocked by Romero.
With only twelve minutes remaining in the game, Germany pulled another goal back after Gotze's effort was turned into his own net by Fernandez.
The world champions threatened to score more goals late in the game, but Argentina managed to hold on and the game ended with a 4-2 scoreline.
Meanwhile, England again failed to impress as they were only able to register a narrow 1-0 win over Norway courtesy of a penalty from their new captain Wayne Rooney.
The first chance of the game arrived in the 15th minute when Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling combined well to unlock Norway's defence. However, in the end, the finishing was not impressive as Sturridge's effort was tame.
Ten minutes later, the Liverpool duo again advanced into the box after exchanging some good passes, but Sturridge's lobbed effort could only find the roof of the net.
Leighton Baines then came close to breaking the deadlock at the half hour mark when he received an excellent pass from Sterling, but the fullback's effort was blocked by a defender.
Towards the end of the half, England had a penalty appeal turned down after Havard Nordtveit, a former Arsenal man, brought down Gunner Jack Wilshere in the box, but the referee waved away the protests and signalled for the game to continue.
The second half started with Norway threatening to break the deadlock as Joshua King forced an excellent save from Joe Hart in the 50th minute.
The hosts finally went ahead in the 67th minute, though, when Rooney converted a penalty, which was given when Sterling was chopped down by Omar Elabdellaoui in the box.
The Three Lions threatened to further increase their lead as substitute Danny Welbeck forced an excellent save from goalkeeper Nyland in the 73rd minute, before sending another delivery across the face of the six-yard box a couple minutes later.
Sturridge and Sterling again proved to be a nuisance for the Norwegian defence towards the end of the game, but another goal would not come.
Other results: Russia 4-0 Azerbaijan, Lithuania 1-1 United Arab Emirates, Latvia 2-0 Armenia, Denmark 1-2 Turkey, Czech Republic 0-1 USA, Republic of Ireland 2-0 Oman, Morocco 0-0 Qatar