(Sporting Alert) — Germany leads Ecuador 4-1 at half-time in their friendly football international clash.
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has so far netted twice, while Lars Bender has also scored a brace for the Germans which dominated the opening 45-minutes of play.
Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia scored the only goal thus far for Ecuador, who will be hoping to take care of business at the back come the second half.
Germany, still playing without some of its top players who were involved in last weekend’s Champions League final, managed to name a very strong starting line-up with Podolski, Arsenal teammate Per Mertesacker, Benedikt Howedes and Julian Draxler all amongst the starters.
Rene Adler starts in goal with Ron-Robert Zieler on the bench.
Valencia and Christian Benitez are amongst the starters for Ecuador.
Ecuador v Germany
Ecuador: Banguera, Achilier, Erazo, Ayovi, Paredes, Valencia, Noboa, Castillo, Montero, Felipe Caicedo, Benitez
Subs: Dominguez, Guagua, Elvis Bone, Bagui, Quinonez, Ibarra, Saritama
Germany: Adler, Howedes, Mertesacker, Westermann, Jansen, Lars Bender, Neustadter, Sam, Draxler, Podolski, Kruse
Subs: Zieler, Reinartz, Aogo, Muller, Hunt, Wollscheid, ter Stegen
Referee: Ricardo Salazar (USA)