(Sporting Alert) — Robert Lewandowski and Poland need a win to progress to the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 tournament and the team will be going all guns to get that result on Saturday.
The 2012 Euro tournament started on Friday, June 8 and is entering the last round of the group stages. Games will be televised live on ESPN and its networks, including live streaming on ESPN3.com, ESPNDeportes and WatchESPN.com.
Lewandowski is seen as the main man to lead the co-hosts who have two points after drawing the opening games with Greece and Russia, respectively.
Striker Milan Baros keeps his place in the starting XI for Czech Republic, who enter the contest on the back of a 2-1 win over Greece with Petr Jiracek and Vaclav Pilar scoring inside the opening ten-minutes of the game.
However, leader Tomas Rosicky starts on the bench and could miss the game because of a calf injury. He’s replaced in the starting team by Daniel Kolar.
In the days second Greece will take on the Group A leaders Russia, who only need a draw to book their place into the quarter-finals.
The likes of Alan Dzagoev, Roman Shirokov and Andrey Arshavin are all ready to get the positive result needed to progress.
Greece vs Russia
Greece: Sifakis, Torosidis, Papastathopoulos, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Tzavelas, Katsouranis, Maniatis, Salpingidis, Karagounis, Samaras, Gekas
Subs: Chalkias, Malezas, Makos, Liberopoulos, Mitroglou, Fotakis, Ninis, Holebas, Fortounis, Fetfatzidis, Tzorvas
Russia: Malafeev, Aniukov, Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Shirokov, Denisov, Glushakov, Dzagoev, Kerzhakov, Arshavin
Subs: Akinfeev, Sharonov, Izmailov, Pavlyuchenko, Kombarov, Granat, Pogrebnyak, Nababkin, Semshov, Shunin
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
Czech Republic vs Poland
Czech Republic: Cech, Gebre Selassie, Sivok, Kadlec, Limbersky, Hubschman, Plasil, Jiracek, Kolar, Pilar, Baros
Subs: Lastuvka, Suchy, Hubnik, Necid, Rezek, Rosicky, Petrzela, Rajtoral, Pekhart, Lafata, Darida, Drobny
Poland: Tyton, Piszczek, Wasilewski, Perquis, Boenisch, Dudka, Polanski, Blaszczykowski, Murawski, Obraniak, Lewandowski
Subs: Szczesny, Wojtkowiak, Kaminski, Matuszczyk, Rybus, Wawrzyniak, Sobiech, Mierzejewski, Wolski, Grosicki, Brozek, Sandomierski
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)