Germany have only lost two of their last 21 games in the Euro Championships, which includes qualifiers as well. Poland, who are set to face Germany in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifiers tie on Friday in Frankfurt, is one of the two teams (Italy being the other) to have registered a victory against the 2014 World Cup champions.
Hence, the Germans are aware of the huge task at hand when they host Poland, who stand atop of Group D with 14 points, with the world champions in second place with 13 points. Poland have been in sublime form in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, as they are unbeaten so far. A victory for the Germans at home, though, will help them overthrow Poland from the top spot.
The Die Mannschaft's will also be eying revenge after their maiden loss against Poland in Warsaw, hence the game has all the ingredients for a high-intensity clash. Throw players such as Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos, Matt Hummels, Mario Gotze (Germany), Wojciech Szczesny, Robert Lewandowski, Jakub Blaszczykowski (Poland) into the mix, a mouthwatering clash awaits us in Frankfurt.
Experienced German campaigner, Muller, is aware of the threat the Polish team poses, with his Bayern Munich teammate Lewandowski the most dangerous player.
"We have a score to settle with Poland. We need to beat them and we want to be the group leader," Goal quoted Muller as saying.
"The game against Poland is not just about Lewandowski," he added. "We have to stop the counterattack and defend the space well.
"Poland are top, we are second so at the moment it is an equal game. It's going to be tough work, we know that."
Germany, however, have received a major blow ahead of the match, with their star player Marco Reus suffering a toe fracture, which has ruled him out of the mega clash against Poland as well as the next one against Scotland. Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil is also a doubt for the game.
Poland, who have done exceptionally well in the Euro qualifiers, are aware of the quality in the German side and will be tested. If they pass the test, the group-toppers will edge closer to the Euro 2016 finals in France, which will begin on 10 June.
Where to watch live:
The big game between Germany and Poland in the Euro 2016 qualifier is scheduled for 8.45 pm local time (12.15 am IST, 7.45 pm BST, 2.45 pm ET) start with live coverage in India, Bhutan and Bangladesh on Sony Six and Sony Six HD with live streaming online on Livsports.
Viewers in the US can catch Germany vs Poland match live on Fox Sports 2, while the live stream option is on Fox Sports Go, while viewers in the UK can enjoy the live coverage of Germany vs Poland match live on ITV 4 UK and can watch it online on ITV4 Player.
Australia audience can catch Germany vs Poland live on ESPN 2 Australia.