Former international Lukas Podolski can hope for a cup win with Antalyaspor. The Turkish first division team defeated Alanya 2-0 (1-0) on Wednesday evening after losing 4-0 against the same opponent in the league on Saturday. The nine-time cup winner Besiktas Istanbul is waiting for the final.
Podolski was in the starting line-up for Antalya and confirmed his commitment by taking the 1-0 lead in the 18th minute. Hakan Özmert (82nd) increased in the final phase to the final score.
Podolski’s contract expires at the end of the season, and the 35-year-old expressed his wish to leave the club this summer. “As of now, I will leave in the summer after my contract expires,” said Podolski, who was last allowed to play from the beginning at the end of December.