The Euro 2016 round of 16 gets under way on Saturday and the first match of the day sees Switzerland going hammer and tongs against Poland. Both teams do not have major injury worries, however, there is a major concern about the discipline of players from both sides.
For Switzerland, Granit Xhaka, Embolo, Valon Behrami and Fabian Schar are one booking away from suspension. For Poland meanwhile, Kamil Grosicki, Krzysztof MÄ…czyÅ„ski, Slawomir Peszko and Lukasz Piszczek are also one yellow card away from suspension.
Arsenal custodian Wojciech Szczesny, in loan at Roma currently, is still recovering from a thigh injury and will not participate in the match. His place in the Poland XI will be taken up by former Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski yet again.
Poland star Robert Lewandowski hasn't been able to keep a shot on target for his team in the previous three games of the competition and that is a concern, keeping in mind the lethal goal poacher that he is. Now with Poland making it to the knockout stages of Euro for the first time, the Bayern Munich forward has to fire and stamp his presence in the tournament.
"We don't have a single problem with the fact Robert [Lewandowski] hasn't scored a goal. He's doing a great job," says Poland coach Adam Nawalka. "He's adapted to a new role in the team very well, and we're a team where everyone understands each other."
For Switzerland, it needs to be seen whether 19-year-old forward Breel Embolo is given a start once again by Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic ahead of Haris Seferovic.
Expected starting XI
Switzerland: Sommer; Lichtsteiner, Schar, Djourou, Rodriguez; Behrami, Xhaka, Dzemaili; Shaqiri, Embolo, Mehmedi.
Poland: Fabianski; Piszczek, Glik, Pazdan, Jedrzejczyk; Blaszczykowski, Krychowiak, Maczynski, Grosicki; Milik, Lewandowski.