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Euro 2016: Blaszczykowski strike sends Poland into last 16

Football Soccer - Ukraine v Poland - EURO 2016 - Group C - Stade Velodrome - Marseille, France - 21/6/16 Poland's Kamil Glik and Jakub Blaszczykowski after the match REUTERS/Yves Herman
Football Soccer - Ukraine v Poland - EURO 2016 - Group C - Stade Velodrome - Marseille, France - 21/6/16 Poland's Kamil Glik and Jakub Blaszczykowski after the match REUTERS/Yves Herman

MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - Jakub Blaszczykowski's goal gave Poland a 1-0 win over Ukraine in their final Euro 2016 Group C match on Tuesday and sent them into the knockout stages of the tournament for the first time.

The substitute struck nine minutes after coming on at halftime to ensure Poland finished second in the standings on seven points, level with Germany, and they will play Switzerland in the last 16.

Blaszczykowski received the ball on the right side of the penalty area and cut inside cleverly before hitting a sweet left-foot shot into the far corner of the net.

Ukraine finished bottom of the group with no points.

(Reporting by Ed Osmond; Editing by Toby Davis)

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