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Lukas Podolski had a fairytale end to his football career after he scored a stunning and spectacular volley in the 69th minute to hand Gareth Southgate his first defeat as the gaffer of the Three Lions at the international friendly match at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen.

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The 31-year-old former Arsenal player, who was playing his final match in a German shirt said the night was like a great movie.

He said: “This is like a great movie. We win 1-0 and I scored the goal. I know I have a left foot that was probably gifted to me by God or someone up there, and I can always rely on it. I am proud of these last 13 years.”

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Commenting, the Coach of Germany, Joachim Low said: “The goal was typical Poldi. Special players deserve a farewell like that. This is great for him. We thought about substituting him earlier but at half-time, he told us he wanted to play for longer. So we watched how the game went on and it was good he was still in it.”

Meanwhile, England had a very good game even though they lost. England had 51% possession.

Adam Lallana struck a post and Dele Alli saw a shot blocked by Germany keeper, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen in the first half as England dominated the game for a long time.

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Gareth Bale was happy with the performance stating that they just have to improve the way they played.

His words: “We have to reflect on a very good performance – a new system that I felt worked well and allowed us to control possession of the game but also create chances. They’ve scored a fairytale goal, but I’ve got to be proud of what the players have done. I thought we were the better side up until their winning goal. That was a good learning experience for our young players who made their debuts. All that was missing was the finish to get the winning goal I felt we deserved.”

Written by Damilola Faustino

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