(Video) Former Arsenal striker tackles himself in embarrassing miss

Galatasaray striker Lukas Podolski had a night to forget against Atletico Madrid in his first Champions League game since leaving Arsenal over the summer transfer window.

Podolski started in the 2-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid on the wing but had a frustrating game squandering all his chances culminating with a bizarre incident where he managed to trip himself up just outside the six-yard box while lining up for a shot.

The Germany international was in a clear goal scoring opportunity and completely free to take a shot on target but ended up flat on his face in the Atleti penalty area.


The experienced striker was replaced just minutes after the incident in what was a rather forgettable performance for the Istanbul giants.

Podolski does have two goals to his name already this season and scored on the weekend in the 1-1 draw against Mersin but it just did not work out for the 30-year-old against Atleti.

The World Cup winner loves his social-media but may want to give it a miss for a few days after today’s trip as twitter is awash with memes of his famous tumble.