Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C
# Efficient
Lukas Podolski scored after 6 seconds for Germany last night
The Arsenal man didn’t hang around.

LUKAS PODOLSKI CAME into last night’s international friendly with Ecuador under a cloud after a public spat with team manager Oliver Bierhoff.

But the Arsenal man didn’t seem affected by the row as he opened the scoring for the Mannschaft in Florida after just six seconds. Here’s how it went down:

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The impressive Podolski added another before half-time while Lars Bender also grabbed a brace. Antonio Valencia pulled one back for Ecuador before half-time when he wrong footed Rene Adler from inside the penalty area, before Jaime Ayovi headed a free-kick home at the near post in the 84th minute as Ireland’s World cup pool rivals ran out 4-2 winners.

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