Former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski had an eventful debut for Galatasaray against Celta Vigo after netting his first goal while also getting involved in a mini scuffle.
The German forward appeared to slap his opponent across the face which resulted in a slight tussle with a few flailing arms being thrown.
Whether or not either player had been sent off is yet to be determined, but this altercation happened right under the referee’s watchful eye.
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Podolski joined the Turkish giants earlier this month after spending the second half of last season on loan at Inter Milan. Following his return to the squad as a world champion last summer, Podolski found first-team opportunities hard to come by.
During his time with us, few split opinions among the fans more frequently than the former Bayern Munich star. Podolski’s qualities were obvious, his lethal left foot meant that he was arguably the best finisher at the club.
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However, apart from that, the 30-year-old didn’t offer much. Moments of brilliance were rare and in the end, the cost of having to cover for his deficiencies on the pitch outweighed the qualities he added to the team.
Check out Podolski’s confrontation with the Celta Vigo player below.