Match Venue: Stade Velodrome
Match Date: 21 June 2016
Ukraine was the first team to be eliminated on the European Championship, their journey ends after having a defeat over Northern Ireland. Meanwhile, Poland will try to secure the second spot on the group stage.
The Ukraine side will never want to end the tournament with no score on the board. Although it will be a great challenge to finish it with goal chances against a tough team.
It will be the young stars of the Ukrainian side that is expected to take the lead – Mykhaylo Fomenko will try to seal the deal with the help of 19-year old Oleksandr Xinchenko and 20 year old Viktor Kovalenko.
The Polish side will need to convert three points in order to progress in the next stage of the competition. Beating their upcoming rival will help them be on top of the group table. Goal differences will be used if the Poles and Germans win their last match to determine who will take the top spot on their cluster.
Frustration might have triggered the hunger for a win after a scoreless match against Germany which makes Adam Nawalka unhappy with the result. But still, it will be Arkadiusz Milik whom he will put his trust in toward a victorious win.
Ukraine and Poland gets to give a successful rally on their previous matches. It was the Ukrainian side that manages to have their undefeated match over the Polish. Meanwhile a new structure is expected to be used by Poland in order to surpass the heat that their contender have.
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Score: 0 – 2
Ukraine (4-2-4): Zozulya, Konoplyanka, Yarmolenko, Kovalenko, Sydorchuk, Stepanenko, Shevchuk, Rakitskiy, Khacheridi, Fedetskiy, Pyatov
Poland (4-2-4): Lewandwski, Milik, Grosicki, Blaszczykowski, Macznski, Krychowiak, Jerdzejczyk, Pazdan, Glik, Piszczek, Fabianski
Head to Head
10/06/2001 Poland 1-1 Ukraine
08/20/2008 Ukraine 1-0 Poland
09/04/2010 Poland 1-1 Ukraine
03/22/2013 Poland 1-3 Ukraine
10/11/2013 Ukraine 1-0 Poland
Ukraine Last Five Matches
03/28/2016 Ukraine 1-0 Wales
05/29/2016 Romania 3-4 Ukraine
06/03/2016 Albania 1-3 Ukraine
06/12/2016 Germany 2-0 Ukraine
06/16/2016 Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland
Poland Last Five Matches
03/26/2016 Poland 5-0 Finland
06/01/2016 Poland 1-2 Netherlands
06/06/2016 Poland 0-0 Lithuania
06/12/2016 Poland 1-0 Northern Ireland
06/16/2016 Germany 0-0 Poland
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