Lukas Podolski marked his last game for Germany with a brilliant strike as they defeated England 1-0 in a friendly at the Signul Iduna Stadium on Wednesday night.
There were chances created by both England and Germany in the first half, England and Liverpool’s Adam Lallana’s effort which hit the post after a marauding run was the closest any of the teams got to scoring in the first 45 minutes.
Podolski with 130 caps for the World Cup scored Germany’s goal in the 69th minute from a spectacular long range shot. The goal was his 49th international strike for the Germans.
The former Arsenal star was substituted with about 15 minutes left on the clock by Sebastian Rudy.