Germany and Poland fight out goalless draw


Arkadiusz Milik heads wide

Poland have not beaten Germany in five meetings at major finals

Germany and Poland played out the first goalless draw of Euro 2016 as both teams took a huge stride towards qualifying from the group stage.

Both now have four points – and with one round of games remaining that could yet be enough to see them through as a third-place finisher at the very least dependent on what happens in the other groups.

Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik wasted by far the best chance of the night seconds after restart, scuffing a header wide from four yards when he seemed certain to score.

It was one of few clear openings from a match that failed to produce a single shot on target in the evening half.

Germany duo Mario Gotze and Mesut Ozil were both denied by Lukasz Fabianski, in for the injured Wojciech Szczesny, after the restart while Polish forward Milik scuffed another good opening on what was a largely frustrating night at the Stade de France.

One definite consequence of the draw was that pointless Ukraine are eliminated from the tournament.

  • Relive the draw between Germany and Poland

What next

The last round of matches in Group C kick off simultaneously on Tuesday at 17:00 BST. Germany take on a Northern Ireland side with qualification aspirations of their own in Paris while Ukraine play Poland in Marseille.

More to follow.

Live Text

Match ends, Germany 0, Poland 0.

Second Half ends, Germany 0, Poland 0.

Mesut Özil (Germany) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Slawomir Peszko (Poland).

Offside, Poland. Arkadiusz Milik tries a through ball, but Robert Lewandowski is caught offside.

Foul by Thomas Müller (Germany).

Artur Jedrzejczyk (Poland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution, Poland. Slawomir Peszko replaces Kamil Grosicki.

Attempt missed. Kamil Grosicki (Poland) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is too high from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Jérôme Boateng (Germany).

Attempt blocked. Mario Gomez (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Lukasz Piszczek.

Thomas Müller (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robert Lewandowski (Poland).

Substitution, Poland. Bartosz Kapustka replaces Jakub Blaszczykowski.

Attempt missed. Thomas Müller (Germany) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Mesut Özil (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution, Poland. Tomasz Jodlowiec replaces Krzysztof Maczynski.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Michal Pazdan.

Attempt blocked. Krzysztof Maczynski (Poland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jakub Blaszczykowski.

Attempt saved. Toni Kroos (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jérôme Boateng.

Substitution, Germany. Mario Gomez replaces Julian Draxler.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Lukasz Fabianski.

Attempt saved. Mesut Özil (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by André Schürrle.

Jérôme Boateng (Germany) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jérôme Boateng (Germany).

Arkadiusz Milik (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Germany. André Schürrle replaces Mario Götze.

Attempt missed. Toni Kroos (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Mesut Özil.

Foul by Mesut Özil (Germany).

Jakub Blaszczykowski (Poland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mario Götze (Germany).

Jakub Blaszczykowski (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mats Hummels (Germany) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Grzegorz Krychowiak.

Attempt blocked. Robert Lewandowski (Poland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kamil Grosicki with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Arkadiusz Milik (Poland) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Robert Lewandowski following a set piece situation.

Foul by Thomas Müller (Germany).

Grzegorz Krychowiak (Poland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kamil Grosicki (Poland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.



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