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Germany - Poland
Euro 2016 - 17 June 2016
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FT: Germany 0-0 Poland. The first stalemate in the 18th game of Euro 2016 as the world champions and Poland are forced to wait to book a place in the last 16. The Germans dominated the first period but struggled to carve out clear-cut openings and could have easily been beaten had Milik not spurned two great chances for the Poles.
Fabianski punches Kroos' free kick clear... and the referee blows his whistle!
- Yellow cardSlawomir PeszkoPoland
Free kick to Germany as Peszko crashes into Ozil on the right. One last chance for Germany....
AS IT STANDS: Germany 4pts, Poland 4pts, N.Ireland 3pts, Ukraine 0pts.
Three minutes added. Hard to see a winner, but you never know...
Germany pressing but Poland are holding firm.
Another chance for Poland to load it into the area with a left-wing free kick but Milik's delivery doesn't beat the first man.
It's looking like a stalemate.
- OffKamil GrosickiPoland
- OnSlawomir PeszkoPoland
POLAND CHANGE: Peszko on Grosicki off.
Howedes charges into the box but his poor touch takes him into Pazdan who makes an important block.
Grosicki goes for goal at the near post but fluffs his effort. A real waste with so many players up from the back.
Boateng blocks Lewandowski's flick with his hand. He's been booked... but the referee settles for a free kick to Poland on the left adjacent to the area.
Germany still probing... Hector makes a bold run in behind but sees his attempted cutback diverted behind. Poland clear the resulting corner.
Time running out. Can Kapustka live up to the hype and propel himself into the limelight? Unlucky not to start tonight after impressing v Northern Ireland.
POLAND CHANGE: Kapustak on for Kuba.
Groans as a chance for Poland on the break goes begging. Lewandowski pulled short but saw the pass forward played beyond him into the channel.
Muller skies a volley over the top on the stretch. It's not happening for the Germans.
POLAND CHANGE: Jodlowiec on for Maczynski.
Can someone emerge as a hero in the latter stages of this contest?
It's been a better second half but one of the poorer spectacles of this Euros so far.
VIDEO: More Milik misery.
Kroos fires wide from distance. Germany could easily be behind here. Milik has had two golden chances to put Poland in dreamland.
GERMANY SUB: Gomez on for Draxler.
Hard to disagree!
SAVE! Fabianski makes a smart stop to push Ozil's rasping effort from the edge of the area over the crossbar.
Another wonderful chance for Milik goes begging. The forward miscues 15 yards out after he and Lewandowski had led a flowing move to send Grosicki down the left.
Boateng booked for clattering into Milik.
GERMANY SUB: Schurrle on for Gotze.
Kroos lets rip with a first-time 30-yard drive that continues to rise as it thunders over the top.
A raking pass to the flank from Kroos finds Hector who slips at the vital moment as he looked to cut inside.
Schurrle about to enter the fray for Germany...
VIDEO: Poles go close.
Fair to say this has been pretty average thus far.
Free kick to Poland on the right flank. Milik fizzes it into the mix but Muller is there to carry out some important defensive duties.
Just past the hour and although Germany have had most of the ball, Poland have now had the better chances.
Toni Kroos (C) is tackled by Jakub Blaszczykowski (L) and forward Robert Lewandowski as Poland and Germany battle it out...
Lewandowski breaks free... wonderful last-ditch challenge from Boateng with a potentially goal-saving block as the Pole pulled the trigger.
CLOSE! Lewandowski shifts a clever free kick to switch the angle for Milik who curves his 25-yard shot just wide of the near post.
Free kick to Poland 35 yards out.
Milik could 'face' the music if that miss proves costly....
Grosicki booked for halting a German counter as Draxler looked to switch the play.
VIDEO: Milik's miss.
For those who like their stats, Gotze's shot was the first on target. Timed at 47 minutes.
DID YOU KNOW? Germany have kept eight clean sheets in their last 12 games against Poland.
A much brighter second period already! Milik really should have put that Poland chance in the back of the net. He miscued with what looked like his nose and put it wide of the post!
Germany respond but Gotze lashes a drive from the right of the area straight at Fabianski.
POLAND CHANCE! Kamil Grosicki immediately breaks free on the right and curves a wonderful ball into the six-yard box for Milik who makes a complete hash of it, failing to convert with his head or foot.
KICK OFF! Poland restart the match.
HT: Germany 0-0 Poland. The world champions started brightly with early efforts from Gotze and Hector but the Poles have been very comfortable ever since.
Krzysztof Maczynski booked for fouling Muller... and that will be all for a very low-key first half.
Khedira picks up a loose ball, dinks it over an onrushing opponent but volleys well wide from 25 yards.
Kroos floats a left-wing corner into the middle but once again a Polish shirt is first to it.
Still no shots on target...
Earlier in Group C... Dowie delight!
Poland looking rather comfortable. Germany trying to lift it for the last few minutes of the half.
Not much happening on the pitch as we head towards half time.
Another offside decision against Germany. Will Mario Gomez come on in the second period? The lack of a recognised centre forward still an underlying issue for Die Mannschaft.
Ozil cuts in from the right but there's no real conviction in his shot and Poland move it clear once more.
Not much tempo to this match now. Poland being allowed to organise and get men behind the ball as Germnay probe a tad too slowly.
Ozil booked for tugging back Grzegorz Krychowiak. Didn't look much in it.
Lewandowski did not have a single shot against Northern Ireland but has scored in two of his three appearances for Poland against Germany. Can he do it again tonight? He's a bit starved of service despite showing hunger to get involved.
Draxler slaloms in from the left but runs into a row of red shirts and sees his speculative shot easily charged down.
Meanwhile, on the touchline...
Brief concerns for Germany as Khedira pulls up with a knock. He seems to okay though and looks set to continue.
PHOTO: Krychowiak finding space hard to come by.
A short corner is worked to Lukasz Piszczek who engineers a better angle and whips a devilish cross into the middle that is smartly nodded away.
Lewandowski looking more lively as this half develops. He turns into space on the right but sees his cross blocked by Boateng.
Kroos doing what he does best... STAT: Kroos has completed 96% of his 27 passes so far...
Milik spins into space on the right but can't get his cross past Hummels after lovely hold-up play by Lewandowski.
Germany's midfielder Thomas Mueller (R) vies for the header with Poland's defender Lukasz Piszczek
Germany on top but their early zest has gone a bit flat now.
Surprising to see Kamil Grosicki come in for Bartosz Kapustka tonight. The latter was a star man against Northern Ireland and a real star in the making.
Better from Poland as Lewandowski sees an attempt from 20 yards well blocked.
PREVIOUS: Germany have not lost in four encounters with Poland at major tournament finals, keeping clean sheet each time. They won 2-0 at Euro 2008, 1-0 at the 2006 World Cup and 1-0 at the 1974 World Cup (as West Germany). West Germany and Poland also drew 0-0 at the 1978 World Cup.
SHOTS: Germany 4-0 Poland.
Hummels hacks down Lewandowski just inside the German half. The new Bayern man literally leaving a mark on his new teammate!
Another Germany corner is easily plucked out of the air by Fabianski. The world champions well on top here.
Muller skips in from the left and lays it off for Kroos who can only guide his shot on the slide well wide of the Fabianski's right-hand post.
Germany win their first corner of the match down the right. Glik heads clear with Muller lurking.
Howedes hasn't got a bad record for Germany in competitive games. He's won all but one of the 16 he's appeared in.
It may not be going too well for Khedira so far, but Kroos is looking a class-act once more at the heart of the German midfield.
Khedira has a shot from long range but it's closer to the corner flag than Fabianski's goal.
Germany dominating so far with little adventure shown by Poland.
A surprising stat: Poland have never scored more than one goal in a Euros match.
Official mascot alert!
DID YOU KNOW? The last time Germany failed to get on the scoresheet at the Euros was in the 2008 final (a 1-0 defeat by Spain). In fact, Die Mannschaft have found the target in each of their last 14 matches at major tournaments.
Jonas Hector is played into space 25 yards out and rifles a drive a yard or two wide of target.
Germany with all of the ball early doors.
Draxler curves a left-wing centre onto the head of Gotze who can only guide his header from eight yards over the top.
DID YOU KNOW? Robert Lewandowski has played 15 games against his Bayern clubmate Manuel Neuer, scoring a total of seven goals.
Sami Khedira with an early yellow for tumbling Milik on the break.
Poland coach Adam Nawalka on the injury to his number one keeper, Szczesny: "We cannot properly tell how long Szczesny will be sidelined. Hopefully he will be ready for the match against Ukraine. That is what the team doctor hopes." Can Fabianski shine in his absence?
Whoever wins tonight will qualify for the last 16.
KICK-OFF! Germany get us underway.
Some famous faces get behind their nations!
Mesut Ozil makes his 75th appearance for the world champions tonight. The Arsenal playmaker has notched eight assists in the World Cup and European Championship since 2010 (four in each). That is more than any other player.
Thomas Muller still hasn't scored or assisted a single goal at a Euros. That's six games and counting... In contrast, he has 10 goals and six assists in 13 World Cup games.
While the German side will be well aware of the threat of Bayern Munich star, Robert Lewandowski, they know Poland have some talented youngsters, such as Ajax forward Milik, who netted six times in qualifying, including the opening goal in a 2-0 win against the Germans in October 2014. German defender Boateng admits "we have to be careful, they have good forwards - and not just Lewandowski."
Poland coach Adam Nawalka: "[on his side's opening victory over Northern Ireland] We are very happy with this win, it was our priority. I have to congratulate the players for their commitment. Northern Ireland is renowned for its physical football, so we had that adapts and we do the same in order to demonstrate our qualities. I want to praise all the players, I insist on it. We are a team, a collective. They have given a lot in this match and deserved to win."
Germany coach Joachim Low: "[on Schweinsteiger's goal vs. Ukraine] It wasn’t part of the plan for Schweinsteiger to be that far up the pitch. But I am delighted that after all his hard work over the past few weeks, he was able to make such a comeback and score the decisive second goal. That will really give him and the rest of the team a lift. He is so important because of his personality and his experience, and he can really provide a team with a lot. A Bastian Schweinsteiger is worth its weight in gold."
Earlier in Group C, Northern Ireland stunned Ukraine with a superb 2-0 success to move level on points with Germany and Poland.
These two sides are well acquainted having locked horns in qualifying. Poland don't have a great record against Die Mannschaft but did end an 18-game winless sequence by triumphing 2-0 in Warsaw. Arkadiusz Milik and Sebastian Mila were on target.
DID YOU KNOW? Germany have won eight of their last 10 games at the Euros. Their only defeats came in the 2008 final against Spain and the 2012 semi final versus Italy.
Germany make one change to the side that beat Ukraine with first-half goalscorer, Shkodran Mustafi making way for Mats Hummels in defence. Poland have had to make an enforced switch between the sticks with Wojciech Szczesny ruled out with a thigh problem. Swansea stopper, Lukasz Fabianski coming in.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - GERMANY: Neuer; Höwedes, Boateng, Hummels, Hector; Kroos, Khedira; Müller, Özil, Draxler, Götze. /// POLAND: Fabiański; Piszczek, Glik, Pazdan, Jędrzejczyk; Krychowiak, Maczyński; Błaszczykowski, Grosicki; Milik, Lewandowski.
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