Poland v Ukraine

Poland can qualify for the knockout rounds of the European Championship for the first time in their history when they lock horns with Ukraine on Tuesday.

A win for Adam Nawalka's team will guarantee their progress from Group C and would even give them the chance to top the group should Germany fail to overcome Northern Ireland.

Poland will take significant momentum into this match, having not conceded a goal so far in the competition and holding the much-favoured Germans to a draw last time out.

While their defensive capabilities were on display against the world champions they may be slightly concerned over their inability to get a single shot on target in that match, this despite fielding one of the most prolific finishers in Europe in Robert Lewandowski.

Mykhaylo Fomenko's Ukraine are no doubt reeling from being the first team eliminated from the tournament. While their performance in their opening match against Germany is something they can take pride in, their inability to score a goal in 180 minutes of football will weigh heavily on their minds.

"Third matches tend to be different from the first two," Poland assistant coach Hubert Malowiejski told reporters.

"I don't agree Ukraine play for nothing. They play for honour what is important for them. We are prepared for very dangerous opponent full of Shakhtar, Dynamo Kiev and Sevilla players."

Ukraine midfielder Ruslan Rotan lamented his side's inability to progress beyond the group stages but also echoed the notion that Poland could be coming up against a very motivated opponent.

"It is difficult to say now because we are full of emotions at the moment," he said after the Northern Ireland loss.

"The fact that we failed to progress to the round of 16 is definitely a bad result for us, as we wanted more. But we have to look forward.

"We have to play the next game for our honour, for the honour of the whole country."

Poland are still without the services of first-choice goalkeeper Wojcjech Szczesny, who hasn't recovered from a thigh injury.

The Ukraine squad is at full strength going into the encounter.

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