Lukas Podolski hit a wonder strike to seal a 1-0 win over England
England had had the better of the game with Dele Alli and Adam Lallana going close in the first half, before Podolski’s moment of magic.
Much of the build up had surrounded Podolski who was playing his final international match.
And he smashed in his 49th goal on his 130th cap.
Lukas Podolski's strike killed England's hopes after a strong start to the game
England trialled a back three and it looked neat with Gary Cahill leading the way.
Although it was the Chelsea man who stood off Podolski for the goal.
"We had the better chances in the game," Cahill said. "I think when we look back and reflect, if we'd taken our chances we'd have won the game. It's a learning curve for us.
"I thought we played well today, especially the first half, we controlled the game.
Gareth Southgate's side were decent by ended up losing to Podolski's wonder strike
"We just focused on the job we had to do, work hard and produce a performance we had to.
"We have gone in on that formation on the back of one day on the training pitch. It's difficult to grasp it straight away."
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Michael Keane made his debut and did ok apart from one moment when Leroy Sane threatened to run riot.
Alli and Lallana were England’s best players and linked well with Jamie Vardy, playing through the middle.
But it was an inexperienced side and they were unable to show the ruthless edge needed at international level to make their dominance count.
Podolski, in the end, with the stroke of his left foot, gave them a demonstration of how to do it.