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Euro 2016: Poland vs Ukraine - 5 players to watch out for

Melvin Mathew
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657   //    21 Jun 2016, 13:26 IST
Robert Lewandowski
Can Robert Lewandowski score his first goal of the Euros?

Poland is on the brink of making history by qualifying for the round of 16 in the Euros for the first time if they win against a demoralized Ukraine in their final Group C match. Ukraine meanwhile would be playing for pride after an unexpected loss against Northern Ireland dented their hopes of qualifying from the group.

The first match saw Ukraine put up a brave but futile fight against the world champions, Germany, but their disappointing match against Northern Ireland ensured an early elimination from the group stage. However, they would feel optimistic looking at the fact that Poland has failed to defeat them in their last 5 meetings. 

Poland bagged all three points against Northern Ireland and a draw with Germany puts them in a very comfortable position going into this match. The strong defensive line of Poland has just conceded 1 goal in 6 matches and whilst holding Germany to a goalless draw. They will now look to build on the momentum and seal a berth in the round of 16 in style.

Here we showcase 5 players to watch out for in the game between Poland and Ukraine.

#1 Robert Lewandowski

One of the most lethal strikers around, Robert Lewandowski can annihilate opponents on his better days. His 5 goals in 9 minutes versus Wolfsburg and the 4 goals against Real Madrid are proof of his genius. The industrious and talented Polish midfield would look to provide killer passes to Lewandowski and watch him finish these attacks with absolute precision and accuracy.

Lewandowski has been a talisman for the Poles in the run to the Euro and Poland have struggled to score when he hasn’t found the net. While a lot of transfer speculation has been surrounding him the Pole claims that he wants to play his best for his country.

If Ukraine can prevent Poland’s main attacking threat from scoring or creating chances they would certainly have the upper hand in the match.

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