Euro 2016: Germany 0-0 Poland - 5 talking points
Germany and Poland both got off to winning starts to their campaign in IEFA Euro 2016 against Ukraine and Northern Ireland respectively. And they were looking to build on the momentum going into their second game. However, on Thursday night the when the World Champions clashed against the mighty poles, they made thousands of fans in the Stade de France in Paris witnesses to a paltry goalless draw.
The result at the aftermath of Northern Ireland latest stunning victory against Ukraine throws Group C wide open with three teams now still capable of winning the group. With three best 3rd placed sides also up for qualification, Group C seems to be a favourite to provide one of those contenders.
Here are five biggest talking points from the game:
#1 Wasteful Milik
Arkadiusz Milik announced himself on the international scene with the winner against Northern Ireland in Poland’s first game of the campaign. That goal went a long way to cover up for the number of chances the Ajax forward missed leading up to his moment of glory. With the goal in his bag, however, most praised the 22-year-old for his presence on the field and getting to the dangerous areas in the finals third.
Thursday night, however, was a different story altogether. The Poles went all guns blazing and matched the Germans in all aspect of the game and you wouldn’t blame them if they thought that they deserved to win it. The Baltic state produced the best chances in the game with the best two falling to the erring Milik.
The Ajax man started off on his journey of misses in the first minute of the second half when he guided a Kamil Grosicki cross wide from six yards out when it looked harder to miss than score. He followed that up with another howler when he totally miscued a low cross from the left. This was Milik’s opportunity to etch his names in the ethos of Polish football but sadly it was not to be.
When you give Milik the chance to score... pic.twitter.com/cOrv7tXTR8— Harsh (@KokeAndMentos) June 16, 2016