Bayern's Robert Lewandowski (l.) was kept well in check by clubmate Jerome Boateng. - © © imago / ActionPictures
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski (l.) was kept well in check by clubmate Jerome Boateng. - © © imago / ActionPictures

EURO 2016: Germany 0-0 Poland - as it happened

Follow the reaction to Germany's goalless draw with Poland at the Stade de France in Paris.

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23:30 - Thanks and good night

That about wraps it up for our coverage of this game, but don't go away as we'll have coverage of USA vs Ecuador in the Copa America Centenario quarter-finals very soon!

Lewandowski credits Boateng

"We can be happy," says Poland and Bayern stiker Lewandowski. "It wasn't easy, they had a lot of the ball. But I think we had the better chances. We defended very well too. In the first half we showed them a bit too much respect, but after that we lost our inhibitions and we did much better. I had a chance but Jerome did well to block me!"

Boateng the star

UEFA named Boateng their man of the match for another excellent performance.

Hummels happy to be back

Speaking to the media, Mats Hummels admits he was somewhat fatigued to wards the end but was delighted to return to action following injury. "Our strength is controlling the game, but we didn’t manage to do that. We made some mistakes that put us under pressure and we I think in the first half we hardly created a chance. We’re not happy with the result and we’ll hope for more in the next game - although Poland are a good team. My injury had healed and I felt good about playing, even thought I’d not trained much in the week. In the last few minutes I felt a bit tired but it was a good run-out."

Boateng: 'We didn't do enough'

Here's what Jerome Boateng had to say after the game: "We didn’t win enough challenges up front and we didn’t create much. We didn't get into shooting positions. We had a couple of good moments but didn’t do enough to work the goalkeeper. We wanted to defend well and we did that, but we need to put in a bit more of a performance next game. Mats Hummels did well after coming back from his injury."

22:51 - FULL TIME!

The final whistle goes and the match ends goalless. Not a bad performance b Germany but more is needed in attack from Joachim Löw's side. Would that he had a Marco Reus at his disposal... As for Poland, they defended stoutly and were well worth a point.

22:47 - Entering stoppage time...

Three minutes to be played.

22:43 - Close!

Great football from Germany and Benedikt Höwedes is into the box! But he can't control the ball and it's cleared, ricocheting out for a goal kick. Five minutes remaining - will we see a winner?

22:27 - Chances at both ends!

Milik again loses his marker in the box but squanders the chance by missing his kick. Then Schürrle carries the ball upfield and passes to Özil, who is denied by Lukasz Fabianski. On comes Mario Gomez for Julian Draxler.

22:18 - Götze off, Schürrle on

Joachim Löw makes his first change and VfL Wolfsburg's Andre Schürrle is on.

22:13 - Boateng again!

Is Jerome Boateng the best defender in the world? Quite probably. He produces yet another brilliant saving tackle to prevent his clubmate Lewandowski from open the scoring.

More excitement to come?

This half is already an improvement on the first period.

22:02 - How?! Milik misses a sitter

Seconds into the second half and Germany should be behind, as Arkadiusz Milik - formerly of Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Augsburg - misses a free header from six yards.

22:02 - SECOND HALF!

Back underway at the Stade de France.

21:52 - The Kahn view

here's what former Germany and Bayern goalkeeper Oliver Kahn makes of the action so far:

21:47 - HALF TIME!

Goalless so far, with Poland looking comfortable soaking up Germany's pressure.

21:39 - Lack of incision from Germany

Thomas Müller draws some brief cheers from the Germany supporters, but his effort strikes the post, and he was standing in an offside position anyway. Poland look solid, defending with comfort and ready to spring a counter-attack at any moment.

21:33 - Frustration building for Germany?

Mesut Özil is now in the book.

21:16 - Kroos goes close!

Thomas Müller does brilliantly to dispossess a defender and slide a pass across the box for Toni Kroos, but the former FC Bayern man can only shoot wide while sliding in the turf.

Missing Lahm?

What team wouldn't miss the influence of this man, FIFA World Cup winner Philipp Lahm?

21:04 - Fast start!

After Sami Khedira is booked for a cynical foul on the halfway line - his second offence of the match already - Mario Götze heads the game's first opportunity over the top.

21:00 - KICK-OFF!

We're underway at the Stade de France in Paris! What have you got for us, Germany and Poland?

20:45 - Müller or Lewandowski?

They tore it up for FC Bayern in 2015/16, but who'll come out on top tonight?

20:03 - Lewy leads the line

Unsurprisingly, Bayern's goal machine spearheads the Poland attack.

20:01 - Teams are in: Hummels returns!

The two sides have submitted their line-ups. There's just one change for Germany, with Mats Hummels in for Shkodran Mustafi, who scored against Ukraine.

18:59 - Anticipation building

The action in Paris is a matter of hours away...

18:42 - Football German

Before watching this evening, here's a word you might want to practice if you see Boateng launch into some last-ditch defensive action...

18:16 - Familiar faces

It is not just Lewandowski that the Germany players will need to keep a close eye on. Borussia Dortmund right-back Piszczek will also be in the Poland side, as will another Borussia favourite, Jakub Blaszczykowski. 'Kuba', as he is affectionately known by the fans, has most recently been on loan in Serie A with ACF Fiorentina, but is well-known to German audiences after helping BVB win the Bundesliga in 2011 and league and cup double in 2012.

17:52 - Lewandowski's message to the fans

The Bayern striker hopes both Poland and Germany can make it out of Group C, whatever happens at the Stade de France tonight:

17:33 - Big in Poland

The Bundesliga is hugely popular in Poland, thanks in no small part to the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Lukasz Piszczek. Here's what happened when Lewy met ten-year-old fan Jakub Wolski earlier in the season:

16:59 - Hummels declares himself fit

Mats Hummels set pulses racing with this post on his official Twitter account, before telling his fans: "Misunderstanding! I don't know the starting line-up yet; I just meant that I'm fit again if called upon."

16:36 - Why so serious?

Thomas Müller looks like he means business. The Bayern man has scored ten World Cup goals, but has yet to find the net in six Euro outings.

Watch out #Lewy, @esmuellert_ is coming for you! 😉 #EURO2016 #GERPOL

— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) June 16, 2016

15:40 - You guessed it: Lewy

Gold stars to those of you that got that little teaser right. Lewandowski netted the first goal of UEFA EURO 2012 as Poland - co-hosts of the tournament along with Ukraine - drew 1-1 with Greece in Warsaw.

15:19 - Made in Munich

Germany lost in Warsaw back in autumn 2014, but the world champions redressed the balance in the return qualifying fixture in what was something of an all-Bayern affair. Thomas Müller, Mario Götze and Robert Lewandowski were all on target in Frankfurt, but which of the three Bayern stars is the only one to have scored at a European Championship? Answer coming right up...

14:43 - Lewandowski: 'Things can be different during a match'

Robert Lewandowski believes there is only so much swotting up that can be done on opposition players as he prepares to line-up against FC Bayern teammate Manuel Neuer. "Is it an advantage that I know how Manuel Neuer plays? I don't know yet," he told "We rarely train together. It's football. Sometimes I don't know whether the ball will go exactly where I want it to go; a goalkeeper doesn't know whether the ball will take a deflection or whether a player will shoot with his left or right foot. Sometimes it comes down to instinct, and that can make it very difficult for a goalkeeper to save. He might know more or less how someone shoots, but things can be different during a match."

14:19 - Three men and a Pole

Genial atmosphere among the early birds outside the Stade de France. Germany might need to put three defenders on Lewandowski if they're to keep him quiet later tonight...

13:09 - The Hummels factor

Lewandowski's task will be made a whole lot more difficult if Mats Hummels is passed fit to partner Jerome Boateng at the heart of the Germany back four. As this video shows, however, the 27-year-old has more than just defensive strings to his bow:

12:53 - Familiar foes

Germany narrowly pipped Poland to top spot in qualifying, despite losing 2-0 in Warsaw. Their overall record in competitive matches against The White Eagles reads: W5, D2, L1.

12:27 - All-time great

Just to put Robert Lewandowski's extraordinary goal-scoring exploits since moving to the Bundesliga with Dortmund in 2010 into perspective, Giovanne Elber (133) and Claudio Pizarro (190) are the only foreign players in the history of Germany's top flight to have scored more goals than the prolific Poland striker, whose current tally reads 121 goals in 194 Bundesliga outings.

12:09 - The bulldozer

Despite that penalty miss whilst playing for Dortmund back in May 2013, Lewandowski has a decent record against Neuer, with six goals in 13 games against the Bayern and Germany stopper.

11:44 - Neuer the wall

From a young age, Manuel Neuer has proved himself to be a man for the big occasion. He has form when it comes to raining on a certain Robert Lewandowski's parade, too. Hit the play button below for a selection of the Germany No.1's best jaw-dropping Bundesliga stops:

11:06 - Lewandowski: 'Nothing to fear'

Robert Lewandowski says Poland will give it their absolute all to upset world champions Germany. "We know how strong they are, but anything can happen in tournament football," the 2015/16 Bundesliga season's leading marksman explained. "For me, Germany are the favourites to win the competition. They've got fantastic players in every position, regardless of who plays, but we've got nothing to fear. We have to go out there and have fun. We have to try and do something. We're going to fight!"

10:03 - The stage is set...

The Stade de France will stage Thursday's game and also the final on 10 July...will Germany be there?

9:32 - Lewy's magnificent 30

Germany's defenders can't say they haven't been warned...

08:00 - Sami Khedira on the Poland game

08:00 - Will Mats Hummels play?

The centre-back, who has left Dortmund to join FC Bayern this summer, missed the first game with a muscle strain, and clearly remains a doubt...

08:00 - Opening game recap

Shkodran Mustafi’s first-half header and a late Bastian Schweinsteiger strike got Germany off to a winning start at UEFA EURO 2016 with a 2-0 victory over Ukraine in their Group C opener on Sunday.

Click here to read the full match report

08:00 - Welcome along...

Germany and Poland come into Thursday's game on three points each, with Robert Lewandowski's Poland beating Northern Ireland 1-0 in their opening game before Die Nationalmannschaft won past Ukraine 2-0.