Olympiastadion Berlin
ArnautovićMarko Arnautović
BaumgartnerChristoph Baumgartner
PiątekKrzysztof Piątek 
TraunerGernot Trauner
H. Melerwhistle
Olympiastadion Berlin
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Austria's high hopes

Taking their first three points in the section gives Austria big hopes of making it through to the knockout stages. They next play the Netherlands in their final game in the section. Poland - who are still without a point - face France.

Full-time: Poland 1-3 Austria

Ralf Rangnick's men are off the mark in Group D with a deserved victory against Poland. Gernot Trauner headed the Austrians in front inside ten minutes before former Hertha Berlin man Krzysztof Piątek equalised. RB Leipzig's Christoph Baumgartner edged Austria ahead after the break while Marko Arnautović sealed the deal from the penalty spot.
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Grosicki skews wide

Poland's Grosicki volleys wide of the far post and that should be that.

Time added on

We'll have four minutes tacked onto the end of this match.

Almost Laimer

It's all Austria now. Gregoritsch plays in Laimer, who pushes wide of Szczęsny before sending a shot across the face of goal.

Posch has a pop

The Austrian lets fly from distance and looks on as Szczęsny makes a flying, finger-tipped save.

Austria changes

Huge cheers for Austrian goalscorers Arnautović and Baumgartner as they head off. Werder Bremen's Romano Schmid is on, as is Michael Gregoritsch of Freiburg.

Cool-man Arnautović

Austria captain Marko Arnautović sidefoots the penalty into the corner, sending Szczęsny the wrong way. Ralf Rangnick's men are big favourites to take maximum points now.

Marko Arnautović


Marko Arnautović

Penalty Austria

Sabitzer bursts through, rounds Szczęsny and then goes down under the challenge of the Poland keeper. Penalty Austria, booking for Szczęsny.

Yellow card


Szczęsny's intervention

Baumgartner squares for Wimmer, who fires low. Szczęsny gets down to make a big save.

As things stand

A quick look at the table and Austria join France and the Netherlands on three points as things stand. Poland are bottom with no points. Plenty of time to go here in Berlin, however.

Arnautović booked

Arnautović fells Slisz and the Austrian goes into the referee's notebook.

Yellow card


Świderski effort

Poland look to strike back with Świderski slamming a shot at goal that Pentz beats out.

Austria retake lead

Top goal from Austria as Arnautović steps over the ball, allowing RB Leipzig's Baumgartner to take a touch before directing a low shot past Szczęsny from a central position.

Lewandowski booked

The Poland legend goes straight into the ref's notebook after rising to challenge with Lienhart and catching the Austrian with an elbow.

Yellow card


Moder sees yellow

Moder trods on Leipzig's Baumgartner and that's a booking for the Polish substitute.

Yellow card


Lewy's moment

Huge cheers from the Polish fans as Robert Lewandowski comes on to make his Euro 2024 debut. Karol Swiderski is also on for the White-Reds.

Danso is on

Former Augsburg and Fortuna Düsseldorf player Kevin Danso is on for goalscorer Gernot Trauner.

Wimmer booked

Wimmer goes into the book now after the Wolfsburg man chops Zalewski to the floor during a Poland counter-attack.

Yellow card


Slisz warned

Slisz tugs back Baumgartner and the referee pulls out a yellow card to show the Polish midfielder.

Yellow card


Posch nods one

Wimmer's corner from the right is directed at goal by Posch. Szczęsny deals with the header with relative ease.

Lewandowski warming up

The prolific Polish striker is going through a vigorous warm-up down on the touchline. Could we be about to see the current Barcelona striker involved here?


Poland kick off the second half. Wolfsburg's Patrick Wimmer is on for Austria while Poland introduce Jakub Moder into proceedings.
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Half-time: Poland 1-1 Austria

This Group D encounter in Berlin is finely balanced after Gernot Trauner's ninth-minute strike was cancelled out by Krzysztof Piątek on the half hour.
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Pentz saves

Zieliński spanks a free kick towards the corner but Pentz makes it across to stop that one-handed. Tidy save from the Austrian custodian.

Busy Sabitzer

The BVB man picks up possession outside the area and tees himself up for a shot that fizzes narrowly wide.

Sabitzer attempt

Austria burst forward and have a man over in a three-v-two attack. The ball comes to Sabitzer, who cuts back inside before seeing his subsequent shot blocked.

Piątek's favoured opponents?

Piątek has now scored 12 goals in 30 senior international appearances for Poland. Today marks the second time he has scored against Austria.

Piątek on the mark

Former Hertha Berlin man Piątek is sharp as he reacts to Bednarek having a shot blocked. The striker pokes the loose ball home from close range and Poland are level!

Lienhart rescues Austria

Zieliński has a sight of goal and lets fly from the edge of the area. Lienhart makes the block.

Szczęsny alert

The Poland goalkeeper races to the edge of his area before heading clear with Arnautović prowling.

Top entertainment

Austria continue to lead thanks to Trauner's ninth-minute header. As Poland come more and more into the game, the tension is mounting in Berlin.

Zalewski has a go

This is a better spell from Poland, who work the ball wide for Zalewski to scoop over the top.

Polish protest

Poland captain Zieliński thwacks a shot at target and protests as the ball appears to hit Mwene on the arm. Nothing the Mainz man could do about that, so on we go.

Berlin bouncing

The Austrian fans are understandably jubilant having seen their side score their first goal in Euro 2024. Meanwhile, the Polish contingent are roaring on their encouragement for Michał Probierz's men.

Trauner on target

It's been coming. Mainz's Phillipp Mwene sends a super delivery from the left back towards Gernot Trauner, who pings a header high in at the near post. Austria take a deserved lead.
Gernot Trauner

Austria dominating

It's pretty much all Ralf Rangnick's side as Poland look to soak up the pressure and play on the counter.

Sabitzer menacing

Sabitzer's wicked corner receives an unconvincing fist from Szczęsny, who looks on in relief as his defenders clear up.

Austria strike first

Posch has a pop shot from range that bounces harmlessly into Szczęsny's hands.

Game on

The action is underway in this huge Group D encounter.

Moment of respect

Applause all around the stadium as UEFA pays tribute to its former general secretary Gerhard Aigner, who passed away on Thursday.

Anthems sound out

Plenty of passion and fervour during both national anthems. We're all set to go now in Berlin.

Lewy watch

The ex-Dortmund and Bayern Munich man is on the bench today but is reported to be back to 100 per cent fitness, so we should be seeing the global superstar in action at some point here. What better time to enjoy some of Lewy's finest moments in the Bundesliga!

Bundesliga represent

Austria's starting line-up is a who's who of the Bundesliga with Sabitzer, Laimer, Baumgartner, Lienhart, Mwene, Seiwald and Grillitsch all plying their trade in our favourite division. Lest we forget, coach Rangnick also held the reins at a host of Bundesliga clubs, like Hoffenheim and Leipzig.

Piątek in familiar territory

Former Hertha Berlin striker Krzysztof Piątek will feel right at home at the Olympiastadion today, the forward having previously scored 12 times in 56 games for the Old Lady in the past. "The game I remember the most was the derby against Union Berlin," the 28-year-old told "I scored two goals and I would not mind to repeat it against Austria."

More on those teams

Austria coach Ralf Rangnick opts for three changes to the side that began the Matchday 1 loss against France. Marko Arnautović replaces Freiburg's Michael Greogoritsch up top while the latter forward's club mate Philipp Lienhart, along with Gernot Trauner, come into defence. Bundesliga legend and ex-Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has shaken off an injury but nonetheless starts on the bench for Poland.

Austria starting XI

Pentz - Posch, Trauner, Lienhart, Mwene - Seiwald, Grillitsch - Baumgartner, Laimer, Sabitzer - Arnautović (c)

Poland starting XI

Szczęsny - Bednarek, Dawidowicz, Kiwior - Frankowski, Piotrowski, Slisz, Zalewski - Zieliński (c) - Buksa, Piątek

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Group D so far

Austria fell to a spirited 1-0 defeat to France on Matchday 1, while Poland lost 2-1 to the Netherlands.

Austria, made in the Bundesliga

No Bundesliga/ Bundesliga 2 interest in the Poland ranks, but there are 12 Germany-based players in the Austria squad, including Borussia Dortmund's Marcel Sabitzer and Bayern Munich's Konrad Laimer.


Follow all of the build-up and live action from Poland's clash against Austria in Berlin.