Lukas Podolski retired from international football in the only way he knew how - with a blistering left-footed strike to seal victory.
Podolski was emotional after the win, telling reporters that he was proud with how his international career had turned out: "This is like a great movie. We win 1-0 and I score the goal. I know I have a left foot that problably god gifted me. I am proud of these last 13 years."
On Twitter, current and former team-mates also paid tribute to the 31-year-old, with Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan crediting him as "one of the key players in bringing the German squad back to world class."
Lu Lu Lu Lu Lukas #GERENG— Jerome Boateng (@JB17Official) March 22, 2017
Let's get a good result tonight to say goodbye to this lad! pic.twitter.com/Exj37zzeSs— Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) March 22, 2017
Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) March 22, 2017
Podolski's winner against England was his 49th international goal, the third highest for Germany, behind Miroslav Klose and Gerd Muller.