EURO 2016, Group C: Germany vs Poland – Preview
Venue: Stade de France
Date: Thursday, June 16
Germany will renew their rivalry with Poland as the two teams clash in Group C on Thursday. The world champions will be aiming to seal their spot in the next round with a convincing win.
Robert Lewandowski knows the German side extremely well, considering he is part of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. The Poles will rely on their talisman to deliver goals up front.
Before beating Germany in the Euro qualifying stages, Poland endured a 18-match winless streak.
The Germans however have a solid record against their archrivals at major tournaments, having not lost in any of their last 4 meetings.
While Mesut Ozil is setting up goals for Germany, the poor from of Thomas Muller will worry Joachim Low.
Despite that, Germany have scored in all their last 14 matches at major tournaments.
Poland have never scored more than 1 goal in Euro matches. Hence they will have to step up their efforts in that department to ensure an upset win.
Possible starting XIs
Germany: Neuer; Höwedes, Hummels/Mustafi, Boateng, Hector; Kroos, Khedira; Müller, Özil, Draxler; Götze.
Poland: Fabiański; Piszczek, Glik, Pazdan, Jędrzejczyk; Błaszczykowski, Krychowiak, Mączyński, Kapustka; Milik, Lewandowski.
Germany 2-1 Poland