Stadion Miejski (Wroclaw), Poland

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Czech Republic

  • Petr Jiracek 72'
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    Final standings: Czech Republic 6, Greece 4, Russia 4, Poland 2.


    Greece beat Russia 1-0 in Warsaw. Greece through in second-place from Group A.

  • 90'

    Jiracek's counter attack goal sees Czech Republic into the quarter-finals. It was so close to not happening though. In the dying seconds, Kadlec cleared off the line as Blaszczykowski beat goalkeeper Petr Cech.

  • 90'

    FULL TIME Czech Republic 1-0 Poland

  • 90'

    Lewandowski flicks a long ball on into the area, but Sivok clears.

  • 90'

    Pekhart for time-wasting

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    Free-kick launched into the box by Mierzejewski, but it's poor and Hubschman clears at the edge of the area.

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    At the moment, Czech Republic have the ball in Poland's half.

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    Poland looking for goals still. One goal would see Czech Republic out.

  • 90'

    Four minutes added-time...

  • 90'

    Pekhart replaces Baros

  • 90'

    Perquis fouls Rezek on the break.

  • 89'

    Poland break quickly. Blaszczykowski crosses from the right towards Lewandowski, but Sivok rises highest once more.

  • 88'

    Poland are frustrated. Grosicki now concedes a free-kick for a foul on Gebre Selassie.

  • 87'

    Plasil and Blaszczykowski after the sides dispute Pilar's slow exit from the pitch.

  • 87'

    Rezek replaces Pilar for Czech Republic

  • 86'

    Dudka takes for Poland, straight into the wall. Poland fling the ball in again, this time from the right, but Wasilewski is flagged offside.

  • 85'

    They were at least. Hubschman concedes a free-kick 25 yards out and Poland have a chance to get a shot on goal.

  • 84'

    Rajtoral slips in on the right side of midfield. A defensive minded player. Czech Republic keeping the ball well.

  • 83'

    Rajtoral replaces Jiracek for Czech Republic

  • 82'

    Piszczek launches a lovely cross into the box as four players wait at the far-post. Sivok rises highest to head clear.

  • 81'

    Poland have around ten minutes to score twice.

  • 81'

    Back underway now...

  • 80'

    Delay in proceedings as Jiracek receives treatment.

  • 79'

    Poland are coming forward in numbers. Corner thrown in and Cech punches clear. Piszczek fires a left-footed shot at goal on the half-volley, but Jiracek gets his head in the way.

  • 78'

    Plasil delivers and it is heading directly for the head of Sivok, but Dudka does brilliantly to clear off his nose.

  • 77'

    Pilar has Piszczek all ends up again. Free-kick Czech Republic from the left of the area.

  • 76'

    Corner from Poland easily cleared and Czech Republic counter. Baros looks to be in behind the defence, but Tyton is off his line quickly to just beat the striker to the ball.

  • 75'

    Poland to win, with bet365  
    Czech Republic to win, with bet365  

  • 75'

    The Czech fans are going wild and their team are doing fantastically. Poland have a corner though.

  • 74'

    Adrian Mierzejewski replaces Murawski

  • 73'

    Brozek replaces Obraniak

  • 72'

    That goal would see Czech Republic advance as group winners, with Greece in second place.

  • 71'

    GOAL Czech Republic 1-0 Poland (Jiracek) - Scored right footed under Tyton after brilliant hold-up work from Milan Baros

  • 70'

    Outstanding defending from Gebre Selassie. Poland get in behind on the left as Obraniak plays in Grosicki, but the full-back recovers and wins a goal-kick for his side.

  • 69'

    Czech Republic are being truly wasteful in attack. Some poor passes when the Polish defence is there for the taking.

  • 68'

    So selfish from Baros. Czech Republic pinch the ball in midfield and counter. With options to his right and left, Baros shoots and Tyton saves comfortably.

  • 66'

    The Polish fans are doing their best to rouse their team. They need it at the moment.

  • 65'

    Poland are riding their luck now. They are really struggling to live with Czech Republic.

  • 64'

    This is extreme pressure. Pilar fouled this time on the left of the area. Swung in by Plasil and there is a huge chance for Sivok. Headed downwards and the ball hits Tyton at point blank range.

  • 63'

    The free-kick from the right is now swung in by Plasil and Gebre Selassie rises to win the header. Too high for him though and the ball runs for a goal kick.

  • 62'

    Plasil takes towards Sivok at the back post, scrambled away. Now a free-kick given on the other side of the area.

  • 61'

    Wasilewski booked for an unnecessary tackle on the right of the area.

  • 60'

    Poland to win, with bet365  
    Czech Republic to win, with bet365  

  • 60'

    Almost immediately, Dudka gives away another free-kick after catching Huschman. Lucky not to see a card.

  • 59'

    Pilar collapses in a heap under a tackle from Dudka on the flank. Free-kick to Czech Republic. Nothing more.

  • 58'

    Czech Republic take a free-kick short and look to get Jiracek to the by-line on the right. Boenisch defends well and wins his side a goal-kick.

  • 57'

    Wasted counter for Czech Republic. Gebre Selassie had steamed up from right-back and played the ball infield to Kolar. The midfielder looked for a return pass, but Gebre Selassie was offside.

  • 56'

    Grosicki replaces Polanski

  • 55'

    Poland looking to make a sub it seems...

  • 54'

    Limbersky, from the other full-back position, also wants a piece of the action, firing a shot into the side netting.

  • 53'

    Gebre Selassie races down the right and flashes a ball behind the defence once more. Pilar or Baros should be getting on the end of that.

  • 52'

    Scrappy game in midfield now. Czech Republic on top, but the tackles are flying in.

  • 51'

    Baros wins a corner for his side. The striker takes a shot from the edge of the area, but deflected wide. Corner cleared by Boenisch.

  • 50'

    Czech Republic loft a ball into the area from the left, but Poland scramble the ball clear with Wasilewski.

  • 49'

    Poland have another free-kick from this right flank. Murawski fouled by Limbersky. Launched into the area, but Cech sees the ball wide for a goal kick.

  • 48'

    Polanski would miss any quarter-final for Poland after fouling Pilar.

  • 47'

    Plasil swings in a corner from the right for Czech Republic and Baros wins the header. Can't get above the ball and it rolls out to the far side.

  • 46'

    SECOND HALF underway...


    The teams are back for the second-half. Forty-five minutes to shape these sides' tournaments.


    An incredible number of scenarios possible at the moment. As it stands: Russia 4 points, Greece 4, Czech Republic 4, Poland 3.


    With Greece's current scoreline, both these sides are out. Should make for an entertaining second period.


    Will Poland live to regret the missed chances?


    Big news for the group from Warsaw. Karagounis has given Greece the lead just before half-time. 1-0


    The Poles started strongly and created a string of opportunities, but the Czechs have come strong later on in the half

  • 45'

    HALF TIME Czech Republic 0-0 Poland

  • 44'

    Limbersky breaks past two players on the left and looks to chip in a cross towards Sivok. The ball is cut out, though, by Wasilewski.

  • 43'

    Corner flung in from the left with several Poland players in the box. Kadlec flicks the ball out, before Pilar completes the clearance with an overhead.

  • 42'

    Poland again work a fine shooting opportunity. Lewandowski this time rolling sideways for Murawski, but his shot is deflected wide.

  • 41'

    Pilar has Czech Republic's best chance of the match so far. His first shot is blocked and falls nicely for a second effort. Straight at Tyton, who fumbles.

  • 40'

    Once more Lewandowski is strong and brings the ball down well on his chest. As room seems to be opening up for the striker, Kadlec gets a good foot in.

  • 39'

    Now it's Poland's turn to patiently build from the back, spraying the ball from side to side.

  • 38'

    Czech Republic carefully build an attack, which ends with a shot from Plasil. Deflected, but Tyton catches comfortably.

  • 37'

    Must do better! Limbersky picks out Baros behind the Poland defence with a lovely pass. Baros' control is awful and Tyton claims. He really has to get a shot away there. Onside.

  • 36'

    Murawski now looks long for Lewandowski, but the pass is overhit again. Cech gathers.

  • 35'

    Poland trying to be too cute around the box. Lewandowski and Obraniak teaming up, but Hubschman getting in a tackle once more.

  • 34'

    Gebre Selassie is causing real problems down the right. He breezes past Boenisch once more, with Perquis just getting a foot on his cross to clear.

  • 32'

    Poland are probing in midfield now. Czech Republic are defending in numbers though.

  • 31'

    Thunder above the stadium now. Still waiting for fireworks on the pitch. Czech Republic keeping the ball well on the right.

  • 30'

    Poland to win, with bet365  
    Czech Republic to win, with bet365  

  • 30'

    Another free-kick to Poland from the right. Obraniak to take again as the rain gets heavier. Crossed in and Kolar heads clear.

  • 29'

    Taken by Plasil towards the near post and Sivok heads well over.

  • 28'

    Czech Republic win a corner on the left flank. What can they do here?

  • 27'

    Signs that Poland are starting to rush their attacks now. Dudka looks to fire a long pass to Lewandowski, but the ball runs through to Cech.

  • 26'

    Piszczek and Blaszczykowski combine wonderfully down the right and force their way into the area. Hubschman gets across quickly to cover.

  • 25'

    Hubschman having a very impressive game, holding in midfield, for Czech Republic.

  • 24'

    Obraniak looks to force a diagonal ball into the area for Lewandowski. Cech is quickly off his line to claim.

  • 23'

    Murawski fells Baros as Czech Republic counter.

  • 22'

    Great saves! Cech makes two big stops to deny first Boenisch from range, before saving at close range from centre-back Wasilewski following the corner kick.

  • 21'

    Panic at the back for Czech Republic, Poland are relentlessly throwing the ball into the area.

  • 20'

    Kolar looks to slip in Baros for Czech Republic, but Wasilewski does excellently to intercept the pass.

  • 19'

    Polanski lofts in a cross from deep looking for Lewandowski in the area, but Gebre Selassie defends well this time to head back to Cech.

  • 17'

    Czech Republic happy to pass the ball around in defence before looking long for Jiracek once more. Sivok's pass flies over the big-man's head and out for a throw.

  • 16'

    Czech Republic look to come forward with Limbersky, but the attack quickly breaks down. Boenisch looks long for Lewandowski, but overhit.

  • 15'

    Poland to win, with bet365  
    Czech Republic to win, with bet365  

  • 15'

    Another great chance. Lewandowski wins the ball off Sivok, passing to Blaszczykowski who lays off right to Polanski. The midfielder hammers a shot wide.

  • 14'

    Poland have been excellent so far. Czech Republic struggling to cope.

  • 13'

    Just wide! Boenisch hooks his shot wide of the goal after Obraniak's wonderful delivery is headed out into the centre of the area by Kadlec.

  • 12'

    Limbersky cautioned for a rash tackle on Blaszczykowski on the right of the area.

  • 11'

    That was a major let-off for Czech Republic. Poland would have expected Lewandowski to score there.

  • 10'

    Poland seize on a Czech defensive error and Blaszczykowski plays in Lewandowski on his left-foot. The striker is slightly off balance and sliced just wide of the upright.

  • 9'

    Limbersky looks to set-up an attack for Czech Republic with a long diagonal pass to Jiracek, but the pass is misdirected.

  • 8'

    Czech Republic will be looking to ride out this opening storm.

  • 7'

    Poland's attacking players are worrying Czech Republic. This time Blaszczykowski springs the defence and Cech is quickly off his line to smother.

  • 6'

    Side-netting again! Obraniak curls the ball inches wide of Petr Cech's left-hand upright.

  • 5'

    Another free-kick on the right of the area for Poland - Blaszczykowski fouled this time.

  • 4'

    Czech Republic look long towards striker Milan Baros, but the striker is penalised for a foul on Damien Perquis.

  • 3'

    Theodor Gebre Selassie continues to impress from right-back, breaking past Boenisch and rolling a pass to the unmarked Pilar in front of goal. The Czech winger miskicks horribly with the goal at his mercy.

  • 2'

    So close! Dudka hits the side-netting with an overhead kick attempt after Lewandowski's header from the free-kick is deflected upwards.

  • 1'

    Combative start in the midfield and Robert Lewandowski wins a free-kick on the right for Poland. Chance to throw the ball into the area.

  • 1'

    KICK OFF! in Wroclaw


    Referee tonight is Craig Thomson from Scotland.


    The singing is over. Almost kick-off time. The atmosphere is at fever-pitch.


    The teams emerge into the pouring rain and it's time for the anthems. Czech Republic first.


    Wroclaw playing host to many Czech Republic fans for this game. The city is less than 100 kilometres from the border.


    The teams are in the tunnel then. Can Poland fulfil the dreams of the host nation? Now is the time. They must win.


    One major selection issue for either side then. Tyton retains his place in goal ahead of Szczesny, while for Czech Republic Tomas Rosicky misses out with Daniel Kolar included.


    Poland team: Tyton; Piszczek, Wasilewski, Perquis, Boenisch; Dudka, Polanski; Murawski, Blaszczykowski, Obraniak; Lewandowski


    Czech Rep. team: Cech; Gebre Selassie, Sivok, Kadlec, Limbersky; Hubschman, Plasil; Jiracek, Kolar, Pilar; Baros


    It seems that Poland will keep Przemyslaw Tyton in goal in their final Group A game against Czech Republic instead of Wojciech Szczesny, knowing that only a win will see them through. Read a match preview here.


    Poland have faced the Czech Republic five times altoghther before tonight. The Poles have emerged victorious on three occasions, with the Czechs winning twice.


    For more information on Group permutations read this piece explaining all the potential results. In short, only a win guarantees progression for both these two sides.


    Czech Republic take on Poland live in Wroclaw from 19.45 BST this Saturday evening.

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Poland

  • 16(7)

  • 21

  • 22

  • 42%


  • Czech Republic

  • 11(7)

  • 6

  • 20

Match Stats

  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
16(7) Shots (on goal) 11(7)
22 Fouls 20
6 Corner kicks 6
1 Offsides 3
42% Time of Possession 58%
5 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
4 Saves 4

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