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Euro 2016 • Group C
  • 2nd Half
  • Ukraine
  • Poland
  • MilikStarzynski
  • ZozulyaTymoshchuk
  • ZinchenkoKovalenko
  • KapustkaGrosicki
  • Kapustka
  • Blaszczykowski
  • 1/2 Time
  • Ukraine
  • Poland
  • ZielinskiBlaszczykowski
  • 1st Half
  • Ukraine
  • Poland
  • Kucher
  • Rotan

Ukraine - Poland
Euro 2016 - 22 June 2016

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Graham Ruthven

Ukraine's Euro 2016 campaign comes to a close having failed to score a single goal or notch a single point. Poland on the other hand march into the last 16 and will face Switzerland for a place in the quarter-finals. This game wasn't really up to much, but Poland have taken the points.

  • End of 2nd Half

FULL-TIME: Ukraine 0 Poland 1 (Blaszczykowski 54')

  • Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
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Ukraine sub: Roman Zozulya OFF, Antoliy Tymoschuk ON.


Poland were expected to be one of the most exciting teams in this competition, given their attacking talent. It hasn't quite worked out that way, but they will be happy with the results they have earned.


Three minutes of stoppage time to be played at the end of the second half.


Ukraine are pressing in search of an equaliser here, but their crosses are being repelled fairly easily. Poland are holding firm at the back. They still haven't conceded a goal.


Poland still haven't hit the heights, but if things stay the same they wil head into the last 16 having won two of their three games, drawing the other one against the world champions Germany. Not bad.


Just for a moment it looked like Ukraine would create a golden chance for themselves inside the penalty area, but Krychowiak was on hand to make the tackle and sweep up.


YARMOLENKO TRIES HIS LUCK! This time the winger cuts inside off the right flank and fires off a strike at goal, but it's far too central and Fabianki can make the simple save.


GOOD SAVE FROM FABIANSKI! Rotan lined up the shot from the best part of about 30 yards, but the Polish keeper watched it all the way and got down well to make the diving stop.


Can Ukraine create another opportunity to level the scoreline? Poland have had the better of the play in this second half, but Ukraine have created the better chances over the whole.


Poland's Jakub Blaszczykowski celebrates after scoring a goal.

Poland's Jakub Blaszczykowski celebrates after scoring a goal.

HEADER JUST WIDE! That was the opportunity Ukraine had been waiting for in this second half, but when it comes Zozulya heads just past the post. Fabianski was beaten.


Uh oh! This could be a real concern for Poland. Lewandowski has pulled up and looks to be holding his groin. I don't get why they would keep him on the pitch. They need to make sure!


Things just aren't falling for the Polish front two at the moment. They have only scored two goals in their three games at these championships, despite their quality in attack.


NO TAKERS! Groisicki's freekick delivery at the back post was a dangerous one for Poland, but Milik was alert to the opportunity and the ball flashes out the other side and out of play.


Off comes Zinchenko, who was generally impressive for Ukraine. The teenager faded in the second half, but he has a bright future in front of him. Kovalenko is also highly rated.

  • Viktor Kovalenko
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Ukraine sub: Oleksandr Zinchenko OFF, Viktor Kovalenko ON.


SMASHED OVER THE BAR! A Konoplyanka cross into the penalty area causes mayhem in the Polish ranks, but when the ball falls to Zinchenko he fired it well over the target.

  • Kamil Grosicki
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Poland sub: Bartosz Kapustka OFF, Kamil Grosicki ON.


Ukraine have looked good for much of the match, and they impressed for spells against Germany, but they have yet to score a single goal at these championships this summer.


Lewandowski hasn't really offered much in the final third, but the Bayern Munich striker is still offering something. He might not be getting the chances but he rarely gives the ball away.


In fact, the Polish backline in general looks a lot more secure in this second half. Ukraine have had possession in and around the box but they have never really looked like scoring.


Yarmolenko couldn't find a teammate with his deep cross into the Polish box. The delivery looked to be a decent one, but the opposition defence defended it really well.


Zinchenko is still the main man for this Ukrainian side. The 19 year old has really taken this opportunity with two hands. If his team are to find an equaliser it will likely have something to do with him.


KONOPLYANKA SHOOTS OVER! The Ukrainian winger was set up for the shot on the edge of the penalty area, but he was leaning back and sent his effort well over the target.


Can Ukraine find a way back into this match? They look to have lost their verve since falling behind. They were playing well but now it's Poland who are on top and pressing.


That booking means that Kapustka will now miss Poland's first game of the knockout rounds through suspension. He didn't need to make that foul, either. He will be missed.

  • Bartosz Kapustka
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YELLOW CARD: Bartosz Karpustka (Poland)


Poland have started to take a grip of this contest now. It has taken a goal for them to get going but they look to have finally found their stride at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille.


So as things stand Germany would still be top of the group due to their better goal difference. Of course, Poland drew 0-0 against the world champions in their last game.


CHANCE TO MAKE IT 2-0! That was the opportunity for Poland to take a firm grip of the game. Kaputska was through on goal but the angle was tight and he could only shoot wide.


That was one of the goals of the tournament. The pass from Milik was superb and the finish was even better. Ukraine have been the better side, but it's Poland who have the lead.

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
    GoalJakub BlaszczykowskiPolandGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Ukraine 0 Poland 1 (54 mins - Jakub Blaszczykowski). What an excellently worked goal! Milik plays a wonderful pass into Blaszczykowski, who drags the ball past the defender and smashes a strike into the top corner.
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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Ukraine 0 Poland 1 (54 mins - Jakub Blaszczykowski). What an excellently worked goal! Milik plays a wonderful pass into Blaszczykowski, who drags the ball past the defender and smashes a strike into the top corner.


The score in the other game is still 1-0 to Germany. Northern Ireland are struggling to create anything against the world champions, with goalkeeper Michael McGovern keeping them in it.


Despite their dominance of the match, Konoplyanka has been kept quite. The Sevilla winger has been a peripheral figure for his side so far. Can Ukraine get him involved?


Poland are widely considered the better of the two sides here, but they have been second best. Ukraine have dictated large swathes of the play and have come closest to a breakthrough.


GOOD CHANCE FOR ZINCHENKO! The teenager leaped highest in the penalty area, but he made too much of a connection on the cross and sent his header over the target.


Ukraine were very impressive in the first half after a difficult start to the match. They were certainly the better of the two teams, so can they carry that into the second half here?

  • Jakub Blaszczykowski
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Poland have made their first change of the match. On comes Jakub Blaszczykowski, who spent last season on loan at Fiorentina from Borussia Dortmund.

  • 2nd Half

The second half is under way in Marseille! It's still goalless between Ukraine and Poland.


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  • End of 1st Half

HALF-TIME: Ukraine 0-0 Poland. Poland probably should have taken the lead in the opening five minutes, but Ukraine responded well and have been the better of the two sides on the whole.


Poland need the half time break to regroup. They seem to have been caught off guard by the standard of the Ukrainian performance. They have been poor when they have had the ball.


This first half performance will be rather galling from a Ukrainian point of view. They were poor in their opening two games, and now they are out they look to have found their stride.


Can either side find a breakthrough going into the break here? Ukraine are the ones on the front foot, with Poland having to dig deep to keep their clean sheet. Surprising that it's turned out this way.


Once again Zinchenko is the key man for Ukraine. He has such great player for a man of just 19 years old. This time he sets away Yarmolenko, whose cross was blocked at the near post.


Poland are just biding their time with their pressing game. They are pouncing on the Ukrainian players when they are close enough, but otherwise they are giving them time and space.


After a difficult start to the match, in which they could have been two or three down, Ukraine have been impressive. They look very comfortable on the ball and have created chances.


He just couldn't pick out his teammate! The move looked to be a dangerous one from Poland, but Milik's pass to Lewandowski asked too much of the Bayern Munich striker.


So as things stand Poland will be in second place in the group, with Germany top and Northern Ireland in third place. Of course, their progress to the last 16 still wouldn't be certain.


There's news from the other game in Paris. Germany have taken the lead against Northern Ireland, with Mario Gomez finding the net for the world champions. They finally hold the advantage.


KONOPLYANKA SHOOTS WIDE! The Ukrainian winger takes aim from the edge of the penalty area, but Fabianski decides to let the effort drift wide and into the side netting.


Poland seem to be quite happy with the way this match is going. Of course, they have four points from their opening two games and so are pretty much assured of their last 16 place.


You can see why so many in Ukrainian football rate Zinchenko. The 19 year old has been arguably the best player on the pitch so far, causing Poland plenty of problems.


Ukraine will want to see more from Konoplyanka as this match progresses. The Sevilla winger has found it difficult to get himself involved in the contest so far. He has been kept quiet.


It's interesting to see the understanding between Lewandowski and Milik up front. Ordinarily one of them will drop deep to receive the ball, but so far they have played as a genuine front two.

  • Ruslan Rotan
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YELLOW CARD: Ruslan Rotan (Ukraine)


This has been a very entertaining match so far. Yes, most of you are probably watching the Northern Ireland v Germany game, but this has been a very open, very dynamic affair.


LEWANDOWSKI CHANCE! Under pressure the Bayern Munich striker manages to create a shooting opportunity for himself, but he couldn't quite trouble Pyatov in the Ukraine goal with his effort.


GLIK WIDE OF THE TARGET! The freekick was swung into the Ukrainian penalty area, but the Polish midfielder couldn't direct his header on target and ball bounces wide. Still 0-0.


However, there is still the sense that Poland could hit out at any moment. Of course, they have exceptional quality in the final third. Can they get the service to Lewandowski up top?


Indeed, Ukraine have taken a grip of this game. This is something of a surprise given how poorly they have played up until this match, but Poland are having to dig deep right now.


YARMOLENKO SCREWS A SITTER WIDE! He should have scored. He was clean through on goal but he decided to open up his body and sent his shot across the target and wide.


CLAIMS FOR A PENALTY! Yarmolenko goes down inside the area under the challenge of a Polish penalty, but the referee decides that there wasn't enough contact to warrant a spot kick.


At the moment Ukraine are looking to stretch the pitch as wide as they can. They are using wingers to get in behind the Polish defence, and it seems to be working for the moment.


Ukraine need to make the most of Yarmolenko's crossing into the penalty area. That could be a real threat to the Poland goal, but they need to get someone on the end of them.


Ukraine are starting to impose themselves on this match. Zinchenko is impressing and has been impressive all the way through this tournament. The teenager has a bright future.


In the other game being played in this group right now, Germany have started the better of the two teams with Northern Ireland hanging on for dear life. But it remains goalless right now.


Ukraine have now settled into this game. They were shaky in the opening five minutes or so and could have found themselves behind, but they are now creating chances of their own.


GREAT BLOCK! Ukraine open up the Polish defence, but Pazdan makes a wonderful block not once, but twice, as the team in white and red keep their sheet clean for the moment.


Poland knock the ball around well and have looked assured in all three games they have played so far, but they have yet to find their groove in the attacking third. Will that come today?


This has been a remarkably open start to this match. That was perhaps to be expected given that Ukraine don't have anything to play for, but even still this has been great to watch.


FABIANSKI DROPS THE BALL! The Polish keeper didn't look too convincing in that instance. He dropped a Yarmolenko cross into the penalty area, but he recovers at the second attempt.


LEWANDOWSKI SHOULD HAVE SCORED! The Bayern Munich striker hasn't scored at this tournament, but he should have found the net there. He fires over the bar from only six yards out.


SAVE AT THE NEAR POST! Good passing move from Poland sets Milik through on goal, but the Ajax frontman can only force the save from Pyatov in the Ukrainian goal. Good chance.


Ukraine were the first team to be eliminated from these championships following defeats to Germany and Northern Ireland. So they are purely playing for pride in Marseille tonight.

  • 1st Half

1' - The match is under way at the Stade Velodrome! It's Ukraine against Poland at Euro 2016.


Fabianski has come into the Polish starting lineup after Sczeszny suffered an injury following the opening game against Northern Ireland. The two former Arsenal keepers are vying for the same shirt.


Of course, Northern Ireland face Germany in the group's other game at the Parc des Princes. Michael O'Neill's side are looking to make the competition's last 16. They have a real chance.


Poland have impressed in their two games so far, but there is still the sense that they have yet to reach their best form yet. Lewandowski has yet to find the net - could he break his duck this evening?


So the hosts of the last European Championships four years ago meet at the Stade Velodrome. Poland are aiming to make the last 16, whilst Ukraine are already out after two defeats.


TEAM NEWS: Ukraine - Pyatov, Fedetskiy, Khaderidi, Kucher, Butko, Yarmolenko, Rotan, Stepanenko, Konoplyanka, Zinchenko, Zozulya. /// Poland - Fabianski, Cionek, Glik, Pazdan, Jedrzejczyk, Zielinski, Jodlowiec, Krychowiak, Kaputska, Milik, Lewandowski.


Pre-match odds: Ukraine 9/2, Draw 12/5, Poland 17/20


I'm Graham Ruthven and you can catch me on Twitter to let me know your thoughts ahead of the game in Marseille. Who do you fancy for this one - Ukraine or Poland? Tweet me!


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