Poland will lock horns with Ukraine in their final encounter of Group C at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on Tuesday. A win will ensure a place in the knockout stage of Euro 2016 for Poland. Ukraine on the other hand, will want to end their campaign on a high note by securing a positive result against a challenging side.
Surprisingly, Poland have never scored more than one goal a game in any of their previous matches of the European Championships. And this piece of stat will be a bit of a worry to their manager Adam Nawalka, as their star man from Bayern Munich Robert Lewandowski is yet to put on his goalscoring boots in Euro 2016. Nawalka will want his star striker to fire against Ukraine.
Poland will also be without their goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, as he remains sidelined with to a thigh injury. Lukas Fabianski, as a result, will continue in goal.
The Polish side could be without a number of players in their round of 16 fixture, if they qualify, as they will face a one-game suspension if they get a yellow cards during this encounter against Ukraine. These players are Kamil Grosicki, Bartosz Kapustka, Krzysztof Maczynsk, Slawomir Peszko and Lukasz Piszczek.
Ukraine, on the other hand, have no injury concerns and Mykhaylo Fomenko will want to field a full strength side. Ukraine will not be worrying about cards and suspensions as they cannot make it to the next round of Euro 2016.
After suffering defeats in the first two matches, Ukraine's morale will be down. But, if they want to beat Poland in this game, they will have to let go off those two disappointing results and come out all-guns-blazing against Lewandowski and co.
Expected starting XI: Ukraine: Pyatov, Fedetskiy, Khacheridi, Rakitskiy, Shevchuk, Stepanenko, Sydorchuk, Yarmolenko, Kovalenko, Konoplyanka, Seleznyov.
Poland: Fabianski; Cionek, Glik, Pazdan, Jedrzejczyk; Blaszczykowski, Krychowiak, Zielinski, Kapustka; Milik, Lewandowski.