Germany vs Poland


UEFA Euro 2016

Group C

June 16th

Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France


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FT: The result means that Germany remain in first with four points, ahead of Poland, who also have four points, on goal difference. Northern Ireland are third on three points and Ukraine are bottom without a point.

FT: Despite Germany dominating possession, they never really threatened Fabiański in the Poland goal. Poland actually had the better chances in the game and spurned some great opportunities through Milik, who missed two sitters. Had he been more clinical, Poland would have won this game and set up a thrilling final game for the Germans who face Northern Ireland next.

FT: So it’s first 0-0 in the 18th game of the European Championships. Poland have frustrated the World Champions and actually should have won this game.

90’+3′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.

90’+3′ The freekick is punched clear by Fabiański.

90’+2′ Peszko concedes a freekick in a dangerous position for a late foul on Özil. He also receives a yellow card.

90′ There will be three additional minutes.

88′ Milik’s delivery is cleared but the flag is up.

87′ Jędrzejczyk wins a freekick in a dangerous position.

87′ Final Poland change sees Grosicki replaced by Sławomir Peszko.

84′ Chance!! Müller finds Höwedes but his touch is heavy and Pazdan recovers to deal with the threat.

84′ Close!! Grosicki curls the freekick over the bar.

83′ Boateng is penalised for handball.

81′ The corner is cleared.

81′ Hector wins a corner.

79′ Second Poland change sees Bartosz Kapustka replace Błaszczykowski.

75′ First Poland change sees Mączyński replaced by Tomasz Jodłowiec.

73′ The corner is cleared.

73′ Pazdan concedes a corner.

71′ Chance!! Kroos drills an effort at goal but Fabiański makes the stop.

71′ Second Germany change sees Mario Gómez replace Draxler.

69′ The delivery is cleared.

68′ Chance!! Özil curls an effort that forces Fabiański into a fine save. Corner.

68′ Chance!! Grosicki pulls the ball back to Milik who has the goal at his mercy again, but he miscues his effort again, swinging and missing the ball completely.

66′ Boateng receives a yellow card for a cynical challenge on Milik.

65′ First Germany change sees André Schürrle replace Götze

64′ Chance!! Kroos fires the ball over the bar.

61′ The delivery is cleared.

61′ Błaszczykowski wins a freekick in a good position.

59′ Hummels heads the corner over the bar.

58′ Poland concede a corner.

58′ Chance!! Lewandowski is played onside but just as he attempts to drive into the box and shoot, Boateng makes a fine challenge to deny his Bayern Munch teammate.

58′ Close!! Lewandowski tees up Milik who curls the freekick just wide of the side-netting.

56′ Krychowiak wins a freekick in a good position.

54′ The corner is cleared before Grosicki receives a yellow card for a cynical foul.

54′ Jędrzejczyk wins a corner.

52′ Milik wins a freekick.

48′ Krychowiak wins a freekick.

46′ The corner is cleared.

46′ Chance!! Kroos finds Götze who stings the palms of Fabiański, before the ball is cleared behind for a corner.

45′ Chance!! Grosicki sends in a dangerous cross right into Milik, who has to score, but somehow he miscues his header and heads wide with the goal at his mercy. How on earth did he not score? It was a dreadful miss.

45′ Poland get the second-half underway.

HT: So will Germany go ahead or will Poland surprise them as they did in the qualifying stages on the tournament? Join us again for the second-half.

HT: Götze has been an isolated figure so far as Germany’s false number nine, and it seems that it’s only a matter of time before Mario Gómez comes on.

HT: Milik almost saw a sight of goal when Lewandowski played him through on-goal, but he just mistimed his run.

HT: Poland looked a threat on the counter, but when they did get the ball, they lost possession rather quickly. Germany dominated possession but couldn’t breach the Polish defence who defended compactly and forced Germany to switch the ball between flanks on a number of occasions, and at times the cross-field passes were overhit – much to the credit of the Polish defence.

HT: Chances were few and far between with Götze and Kroos spurning Germany’s two best chances of the game, but even they were half-chances.

HT: So we’re goalless at the break. Poland have done well to frustrate Germany, who haven’t really imposed themselves in the game as of yet.

45′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.

44′ Mączyński receives a yellow card for a cynical foul.

42′ The delivery is cleared.

42′ Hector wins a corner.

41′ Milik is just caught offside.

38′ Kroos is penalised for a foul.

37′ Müller is caught offside before Götze fires the ball against the post, but the whistle was already blown.

33′ Özil receives a yellow card for a cynical foul on Krychowiak and possibly dissent.

33′ Götze wins a freekick.

28′ Khedira wins a freekick.

27′ The corner is eventually cleared.

27′ Hector concedes a corner after blocking a Błaszczykowski cross.

23′ Kroos wins a freekick.

18′ Hummels is penalised for a foul on Lewandowski.

17′ The delivery is claimed by Fabiański.

16′ Draxler wins a corner.

15′ Chance!! Müller does well to hold off Piszczek before finding Kroos who fires wide on the slide.

15′ The corner is cleared.

14′ Müller wins a corner.

11′ Khedira audaciously goes for goal, but it goes harmlessly wide, with his effort going inches wide of the corner-flag.

11′ Lewandowski is caught offside.

5′ Chance!! A Hector cross-come-shot just evades Khedira who was arriving.

3′ Chance!! Draxler finds Götze with a cross but he heads over.

2′ Khedira receives a yellow card for a cynical foul on Lewandowski.

0′ Khedira is penalised for a foul in an aerial challenge.

0′ Germany get the game underway.

Team news:

Germany: Manuel Neuer (GK), Jonas Hector, Mats Hummels, Jérôme Boateng, Benedikt Höwedes, Toni Kroos, Sami Khedira, Julian Draxler, Mesut Özil, Thomas Müller, Mario Götze

Poland: Łukasz Fabiański (GK), Artur Jędrzejczyk, Michał Pazdan, Kamil Glik, Łukasz Piszczek, Krzysztof Mączyński, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Kamil Grosicki, Jakub Błaszczykowski, Robert Lewandwoski, Arkadiusz Milik


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