Germany & Poland Get the Job Done

- Germany & Poland Get the Job Done -
 

Germany and Poland were victorious in their final matches of Group C and advanced to the knockout stages. Germany topped the group due to their superior goal differential despite being level on points with Poland. Northern Ireland claimed 3rd place and assured themselves as one of the top four 3rd place teams.

 

uefa euro 2016 - group stage (group c)

Northern Ireland 0 - 1 Germany
Gomez 30'

Germany came away with a rather easy victory against Northern Ireland despite their small 1-0 score. Germany dominated the game and created numerous chances to score in Northern Ireland’s’ half. The deciding goal came in the 30th minute through Gomez. With the victory, Germany finished 1st in Group C and progressed to the Knockout Stages. There, they will face the third placed team from Groups A, B, or F. Northern Ireland claimed 3rd place in Group C and with other results going their way in Group D, clinched their spot in the Knockout Stages as one of the top four 3rd placed teams.


uefa euro 2016 - group stage (group c)

Ukraine 0 - 1 Poland
Blaszcykowski 54'

Poland secured their place in the knockout stages by defeating already eliminated Ukraine 1-0. Blaszcykowski scored the only goal of the match, in the 54th minute, with a fantastic left-footed effort that beat Pyatov. The goal marks a historic victory for Poland as they finished second in Group C and advanced out of the group stages, at the Euros, for the first time in their history. As for the Ukraine, their Euro 2016 campaign was tragic, finishing with 3 loses, 5 goals conceded, and 0 goals scored. Poland will face the runner-up from Group A, Switzerland, in the Last 16.

 
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