Bastian Schweinsteiger cried on the pitch before his last ever game for Germany.
The legendary German midfielder announced after Euro 2016 that his time with the national team was over and he would play in his final match against Finland tonight.
Having made 120 appearances, scored 24 goals and led them to World Cup glory in 2014, it was sure to be an emotional affair inside Borussia-Park.
The occasion appeared to be a bit too much for Schweinsteiger as he lined up on the pitch before kick-off:
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Schweinsteiger crying before his final game for Germany.
WE LOVE YOU BASTIAN!
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Schweinsteiger is undoubtedly a Germany legend after a glorious 12-year international career which saw him achieve almost everything during a golden era for the country.
While his Germany career will end tonight, his club one will continue and it’s unclear what the future holds for him.
Schweinsteiger was substituted off after 68 minutes with his team 2-0 up and heading for a victory.
This was the reception he received from the fans inside the stadium as he made his way off for the final time as a Germany player:
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Schweini has been frozen out by Manchester United under Jose Mourinho this season and it appeared a move away from Old Trafford was set to take place.
But the former Bayern Munich man has insisted he wants to stay and fight for his place.
Given he’s having his big send-off in Germany tonight, it looks unlikely that Schweinsteiger will be among the late transfers done on deadline day.