Match Number: 794 Date: 12-September-2007 Location: Köln Competition: Friendly GERMANY: Hildebrand Hilbert, Metzelder (46. A. Friedrich), M. Friedrich, Jansen (46. Castro) Trochowski, Hitzlsperger (46. Rolfes), Schweinsteiger, B. Schneider (60. Odonkor) Helmes, Podolski ROMANIA: Coman Marin, Goian (71. Constantin), Tamas, Rat (75. Stefan Radu), Codrea (62. Munteanu), Chivu (23. Ovidiu Petre), Chivu (87. Cristea) Marica (73. Bucur), Mutu 0:1 Goian (3.) 1:1 B. Schneider (42.) 2:1 Odonkor (65.) 3:1 Podolski (82.) Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy) Yellow cards: Podolski, Trochowski - Nicolita Attendance: 44,500A solid performance by the German squad, avenging their disgraceful 1-5 debacle from a couple of years ago. Lukas Podolski may rot on the bench at Bayern, but gave an impressive performance, crowning it with a goal in front of his "home" crowd. The dummkopf should have gone just about anywhere but Bayern to get playing time.
Also making a return to the squad was David Odonkor, who had an immediate impact, scoring shortly after coming on.