Take a bow
In his final game for his native country, the forward lashed a beautiful shot right into the top corner of Joe Hart’s goal.
Previously, there had been very little excitement bar the odd chance from Adam Lallana and Dele Alli.
Finally, the deadlock was broken by Podolski who now bows out with an incredible end to his legacy.
England did field an extremely experimental team in Dortmund, with players such as Michael Keane and Jake Livermore starting.
Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Nathan Redmond also featured in the game as England went toe to toe with the world champions.
Regardless of it all, this was Lukas Podolski’s special night and he will certainly remember it for the rest of his life.
As his international career closes, his club career continues in Turkey with Galatasaray.
No doubt some Arsenal fans were in envy at that goal too.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) March 22, 2017
So Lukas Podolski will end his international career with as many goals as Bobby Charlton. He won the World Cup as often, too.
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) March 22, 2017
Now that's how Podolski should bow out. What a hit! 1-0 Germany.
— Copa90 (@Copa90) March 22, 2017
What a way to bow out…great goal from Lukas Podolski. They love that here in Dortmund.
— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) March 22, 2017
GOAL! PODOLSKI! On his final game for Germany! That'll be straight on his Bebo flashbox!
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 22, 2017
Lukas Podolski has more international goals (49) than the entire England squad playing tonight (46) pic.twitter.com/TOc8Ak6nOJ
— Premier League (@EPLBible) March 22, 2017
The unbelievable left peg of podolski strikers again
What a way to go out……
— Suffolk Gooner…. (@Crazzyytee) March 22, 2017
You won't see a better strike than that. Incredible from Podolski.
— Forever Arsenal (@Forever_RedArmy) March 22, 2017
— Elphy Rav (@Elphy_Rav) March 22, 2017
They're playing the song from Gladiator as Podolski comes off?! That is a bit much.
— Coral (@Coral) March 22, 2017
Interesting how Germany treat podolski to how England treat rooney and he's not half the player of rooney
— Richie Wellens (@RichieWe11ens) March 22, 2017