Live: Czech Republic 1 Poland 0

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Well, well, well, never saw that coming did we? It's a shame for Poland, and to an extent the tournament, that the hosts are out, but they got a touch of stage-fright and paid the price.

Greece have won in Warsaw, which means that they and the Czechs go through to the knock-out stages! And this was said to be the boring group!

The Czech Republic have won 1-0 in Wroclaw!

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Blaszczykowski shoots towards an open goal - and Kadlec heads it off the line in the dying seconds! What a finish!

90+2
Hubschman is brave at a Polish free kick and hits the deck hard after heading clear, winning a free kick himself.

90+1
Czechs get a free kick and are sure to take their time in a clock-running-down kind of way.

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Four minutes of stoppage time are being added on. Not cut and dried yet, but time is running out for Poland - and Russia.

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Peckhart replaces Baros.

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Perquis is booked.

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Blaszczykowski puts in a fine cross from the right towards Leqwnadowski, but Czechs concede the corner, which the Poles fail to make anything of.

87
Rezek on for Pilar.

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Pilar takes his time to be replaced, and there is a bit of a scuffle. Plasil is booked

86
Dudka hammers the ball straight into the wall, then Wojtkowiak nods it just over - but the flag is up for offside.

84
Hope for Poland as they get a free kick from Kadlec's foul, 25 yards out.

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Jiracek is back on after that stinging block - and now he's off for Rajtoral. It'll be job done if it stays like this.

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Not looking good for Poland at the moment - they have to win, a draw will not be enough. Two goals in 10 minutes is a big ask.

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Blaszczykowski earns Poland a corner, Piszczek hammers the rebound in and Jiracek blocks bravely, taking one for the team in the face.

78
Another testing Plasil free kick into the Polish area, and the hosts have to concede a corner.

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A rare Poland corner is beaten away, then Baros is one on one with Tyton, who is out of his area and clearing with his feet!

75
Mierzejewski and Brozek are on for Poland for Obraniak and Murawski.

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So, "as it stands" (sorry) the Czechs and Greece are going through! Did not see it panning out like this, but football is a funny old game.

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Poland have themselves to blame, giving the ball away to the Czechs, who broke at speed. Baros fed Jiracek, who took one touch on to his right foot and rolled the ball beyond Tyton.

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Jiracek scores for the Czech Republic!

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Obraniak goes on a rare Poland attack on their left flank, but Gebre Selassie does his job as a right back and shephereds the ball out of danger.

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This time Baros does try to find his right back - and sends the ball a yard behind him! Poor at this, or indeed any, level.

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Milan Baros goes for the selfish option, electing to shoot but Tyton has no problems with it. Gebre Selassie was a better option for the former Liverpool and Portsmouth man.

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Poland are struggling at the moment, not that the Czechs are running them ragged, but the occasion is getting to the home side. But the Czechs need to win, and as it is both these sides are going out with Greece still leading Russia.

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Tyton makes a save at point blank range from a Sivok header, from another teasing free kick from Plasil on the left. Polish keeper stood up well when he needed to.

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Plasil hooks it in, but Gebre Selassie is not tall enough and his header skims wide.

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Plasil's chipped free kick is not dealt with by the Polish defence, who give away another free kick. Czechs on the front foot now.

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Wasilewski booked for poor challenge on Limbersky, right on the edge of the box to the right hand side of the area.

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Dudka catches Grosicki with an arm, as he hauls him over for good measure. Lots of free kicks at the moment, not many touches of classy football on show.

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Jiracek probes down the right once more but Boenisch shadows him and it's a goal kick, not a corner.

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"Today feels like a football-less Sunday, not judgement day for Group A. Really disappointing. Hopefully the second half can be better but I don't hold much hope." - Chris Blyth

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Lewandowski wins a free kick, which Poland waste. They may not get many chances and must make the most of free kicks like that. Nerves clearly getting to both sides now.

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Grosicki replaces Polanski

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Gebre Selassie has got forward a few times, and now he flashes a cross across Tyton. Limbersky finds the side-netting on the follow-up.

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Awful challenge by Wasilewski on Baros, but no caution from Craig Thompson, who has let a few go tonight, but overall has been OK.

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Limbersky's fine run wins a corner, and the Polish defence has to stand up, with Perquis conceding another as he blocks a Baros shot.

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Pilar fouls Murawski, not a great tackle but there's no card shown for that. Czechs fail to threaten Tyton at the free kick.

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Plasil's corner knocks around the Polish box but they can break clear until Polanski earns a yellow card for a poor challenge on Pilar. He would miss the quarter final.

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And we're off for the second half in a wet Wroclaw.

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So, as it stands, Russia and Greece are going through. Both sides in this game have to go for it now, Poland have done but the Czechs were content play the patient game. Do they have a Plan B?

Mitchell from Australia says: My prediction is Jiracek to open the scoring with Lewandowski scoring a brace and Blaszczykowski to cap off a 3-1 Poland win!

A big shout out to Ralph Thornton, who is in the pub with his Polish girlfriend. They won't put the game on for him, so he's relying on this text commentary! Have a pint on me, Ralph...

What do you think of it so far? Email me at tim_oscroft@hotmail.com. Oooer - Greece have scored! That makes things interesting - very interesting, as they say...

Poland just about the better side, but the Czechs have improved as the half has progressed. The hosts have lacked composure, the occasion is getting to them, that's for sure.

44
Obraniak claims a throw in but the Czechs get it, and it is one of those nights so far for the home side.

43
Limbersky sends in a teasing cross that the Polish defence just about deals with. Poland look very nervous at the back now, never mind when they're attacking.

41
Murawski shoots, but it hits Kadlec's feet to go for a corner that the referee at first said was a goal kick. But they can make nothing of it, and the Czechs comfortably clear.

40
Pilar has two bites at it, and drills the second attempt straight at Tyton as the Czechs enjoy a decent spell.

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Kadlec cuts out a probing pass from Lewandowski that was heading into a threatening position.

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Plasil slips over but still gets a decent shot in that flies straight and true at Tyton.

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You can flick between this and our coverage of the Greece-Russia game, but that's 0-0 as well! Polish fans booing as the Czechs play keep-ball.

36
Baros inches short of latching on to a ball over the top, one on one with the keeper.

35
Obraniak goes down and the Poles knock the ball out so he can be treated - just as the player gets up! Why does that always happen?

34
Good challenge from Perquis, using the conditions well to effect a sliding tackle.

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Sivok and Kadlec looking very comfortable as they play the ball around at the back for the Czechs, under no pressure from Poland.

31
Jiracek hassles Boenish into a throw in near the Polish corner flag, but the Czechs lose it again. Both sides are very cautious at the moment, nerves setting in?

30
Kolar heads it away and in a second the Czechs are in the Polish half - but it's all a bit pinball-like at the moment. Neither side can keep hold of the ball at the moment.

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Lewandowski wins a free kick 40 yards out, another chance for the Poles.

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Limbersky wins a corner for the Czechs, which is headed a long way high and wide as the rain lashes down in Wroclaw.

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Blaszczykowski beats the ground in frustration after failing to threaten Cech, following a quick break after a rare Czech attack broke down.

24
Obraniak lifts the ball high over the defence, bit it's so easy for Petr Cech to collect and relieve the pressure. Poland still not showing the required composure.

22
Murawski is booked for bringing down Milan Baros. Thunder can be heard around the stadium.

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Wonderful dipping long-range shot from Boesnisch forces a fine save from Cech down to his right.

20
Great twisting and turning from Blaszczykowski on the left flank, wriggling away from three Czechs with aplomb.

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Lewandowski raises his foot very high, catches Gebre Selassie and the Czechs take their time over a free kick.

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Gebre Selassie clumsily loses the ball out of play, but prevents the Poles from taking a quick throw-in. Canny stuff that goes unpunished.

16
Are the Czechs playing for the draw already? Interesting, if dangerous, strategy so early in the game. They are showing a lot of patience when they do get it back off Poland.

15
Polanski loses his cool when set up for a decent chance, shooting a long way over while off balance. Poland are going to have to calm down when the chances come their way if they are to get the win they need tonight.

13
Boesnisch has a go from 10 yards out as the free kick drops to him, but the defender shoots wide.

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Lewandowski is felled by Limbersky, who gets the first yellow card of the night from Mr Thompson.

10
Lewandowski wastes a good chance, skewing a shot wide after bursting into the area, although credit to the Czech defence for pressuring him.

9
Limbersky drills a hopeful ball across trying to find Jiracek, but his radar is off and the ball goes out behind the goal.

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Gebre Selassie content to pass it back to Cech, the Czechs have been caution personified so far although the Poles are very pumped up.

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Blaszczykowski homes in on Cech, but the keeper does well to race out and smother the shot, conceding a corner, which his defence clear all the way down to Tyton.

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Obraniak has half the ground excited, but his free kick has hit the side netting.

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Blaszczykowski wins a free kick on the edge of the box, minimal contact though.

4
Boenisch fluffs his lines in defence, but Pilar makes a terrible mess of a shooting chance, totally miskicking it 12 yards out with a goal begging to be taken.

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A booming header from Boenisch goes a long way forward to Cech.

2
Lewandowski fouled by Limbersky, Poland nearly make the free kick count when Dudka tries an overhead kick that finds the side netting. Good start for the hosts.

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And we're away, Poland kick off.

It is pouring down in Wroclaw as the teams emerge. It's not the thunder and lightning of Donetsk, but the conditions could add to the drama.

Tournaments like this always lose something if the hosts leave early, but Poland will have to earn it. What must they be thinking in the dressing room as the clock ticks down to kick off? And we'll all know when that's upon us, thanks to the countdown that has caused a bit of debate so far.

Rosicky will be a big miss for the Czechs, he was in decent form for Arsenal towards the end of last season and his country could have done with him for this crucial game. Jiracek has looked good so far, though, so this is a big chance for the Wolfsburg man to impress.

The highly-rated Lewandowski will be key for the hosts, he's a classy performer and Poland need a stellar performance from him.

The Czechs started like a runaway train against Greece, but while they could not maintain that early momentum, they hung on to ensure they still have a chance of progressing. A draw will be enough, unless Greece beat Russia, but going out to look for a draw can be dangerous and Poland have to win - so this could be a very exciting night. Let me know what you think will happen at tim_oscroft@hotmail.com.

Tonight's referee is Scotland's Craig Thompson, who was in charge of that thriller between Denmark and Portugal the other night.

Poland subs: Szczesny, Wojtkowiak, Kaminski, Matuszczyk, Rybus, Wawrzyniak, Sobiech, Mierzejewski, Wolski, Grosicki, Brozek, Sandomierski.

Czech subs: Lastuvka, Suchy, Hubnik, Necid, Rezek, Rosicky, Petrzela, Rajtoral, Pekhart, Lafata, Darida, Drobny.

Fancy a flutter? Our friends at www.skybet.com tell us that Poland are 5/4 favourites with Czech Republic 21/10 and a draw, which would see the Czechs qualify, 12/5. Robert Lewandowski is the 9/2 favourite to break the deadlock while Milan Baros is considered the biggest threat to the co-hosts and is price boosted from 15/2 to 8/1 to net first.

Poland must win tonight, and they will have the weight of expectations of an entire nation on them. So, no pressure there, then! They showed a lot of spirit to drag it back against Russia, and the Czechs have leaked five goals so far, so we could see a few goals tonight in Wroclaw.

So Tomas Rosicky misses out after an Achilles injury, and is replaced by Daniel Kolar. The interesting news from Poland is that Szczesny remains on the bench, despite his availability after his suspension, coach Smuda has kept faith with Tyton. What do you make of the team selections?

Poland: Tyton, Boenisch, Perquis, Wasilewski, Piszczek, Polanski, Dudka, Obraniak, Murawski, Blaszczykowski, Lewandowski.

Czech Republic:Cech, Gebre Selassie, Sivok, Kadlec, Limbersky, Plasil, Hubschman, Jiracek, Kolar, Pilar, Baros

Good evening and welcome to our coverage of Czech Republic v Poland. The teams have just come in and I will publish them for you very soon. I'm Tim Oscroft, email me your thoughts and predictions for this crunch game to tim_oscroft@hotmail.com, let me know where in the world you are and I'll put up the best comments.

Fixtures

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European Championships

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Czech Rep 3 -1 6
2 Greece 3 0 4
3 Russia 3 2 4
4 Poland 3 -1 2

Updated Wed, 20 Jun 2012

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