Lukas Podolski Goal: Germany Forward Scores Nine Seconds Into Ecuador Friendly (VIDEO)

05/30/2013 01:33 pm ET | Updated May 30, 2013

It only took nine seconds for Germany forward Lukas Podolski to strike first during an international friendly against Ecuador on Wednesday.

The German side quickly opened the scoring in Boca Raton, Fla. when Equador played the ball to their backline after kick-off. Defender Gabriel Achilier was challenged by Podolski immediately, and lost the ball to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's favorite finisher just outside the box. After just one touch, Podolski put it past the goalkeeper.


Although the commentators stressed that the goal came six seconds into the match, officially credited it at nine seconds. Podolski would score again in the 17th minute to put Germany ahead by three after a goal by midfielder Lars Bender.

Equador fell to the European powerhouse with a final score of 4-2.

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