Ukraine vs Poland by Isaiah
The image of Ukraine in the first game against Germany filled their fans with optimism, despite the fact that there was no positive result. The final score of 2-0 may was not liked, but everyone thought that the win against Northern Ireland will be very possible. However, they suffered a shock defeat by the British team.
Ukraine started the game wanting to take possession of the ball, but all they managed was to threat to the minimum. At the same time, they were in danger in some cases in the first half, and in the second half they have been found behind with 0:1. Then Ukraine completely collapsed, created just two notable opportunities to score, and they accepted the second goal in injury time.
This defeat brought Ukraine to the last position of the group, being the only team of the Euro that is disqualified from the second game already. However, their players does not intend to present relaxed in their last game. They represent their country and it is an honor for them to wear the shirt of the national team. However, Ukraine is still without a goal in the Euro.
Poland was impressive in the first game against Northern Ireland and looked like that they can achieve something good and be one of the surprises of this year's event. Against Germany they proved that they are slowing improving with getting the draw and with the serious image shown. The draw against Germany essentially gives Poland the qualification to the next phase. If they will not lose against Ukraine, they certainly qualify.
With the four points Poland picked up till now, they have several chances to qualify even with no win, but they are expected to search the first position in the group to have a better crossing to the next round. To finish in the top, they want better result from Germany, while in case of victory of both teams, they will try to cover the goal difference. No changes are expected in the original eleven.
- Poland is undefeated in 11 of their last 12 matches in EURO.
Ukraine knows already that they will return to the motherland and with disappointed players will be presented with no motivation against Poland. On the other hand, Poland is cradled by their maiden qualification to the knockout phase of a European Championship and they will chase the lead of the group with a win.