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FT Czech Republic 1 – 0 Poland

FT Czech Republic 1 – 0 Poland

Tomas Rosicky failing to recover from his achilles injury. Tyton keeping his place in goal despite the return of Wojciech Szczesny after his suspension.

At 70′, Milan Baros charged at the backtracking Poland defence and incredibly, for the first time in his career, he lifted his head up and found Jiracek to his right. His first touch took him inside Wasilewski, who was sent sliding off into the distance, and then he slid a shot with his right foot past Tyton and into the bottom-right corner from 12 yards out. That’s a wonderfully cool piece of play from Jiracek. The goal means the Czech Republic top the group as it stands, with Greece in second. Russia have to score once; Poland have to score twice. 1-0 for Czech Republic.

The co-hosts, Poland, are out and they’ve still never won a game at the Euros. That’s six games and running now, and frankly, save for a fine opening 20 minutes, they deserved nothing more from a cowardly performance. The Czechs are through as group winners because Greece have remarkably beaten Russia 1-0.

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