UEFA.com works better on other browsers
For the best possible experience, we recommend using Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge.

Germany v Poland background

Germany will look to restore some pride – and reel in Poland at the top of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group D – as the neighbours come together again in Frankfurt.

Preview: European qualifiers on 4 September ©AFP/Getty Images

Germany will take pole position in UEFA EURO 2016 Group D if they can avenge a 2-0 defeat by leaders Poland in Frankfurt.

Previous meetings
• Goals from Arkadiusz Milik and substitute Sebastian Mila earned Poland a 2-0 win against Germany in October 2014: their first victory against their neighbours in 19 meetings.

• Germany's record in 19 matches against Poland is now W12 D6 L1; prior to their first Group D encounter, Poland had scored just once in their six competitive meetings with Germany and West Germany (W0 D2 L4).

• Poland's Łukasz Szukała is a yellow card away from a one-game ban.

Form guide
• Germany have not lost in 20 home qualifiers (W16 D4) since a 3-0 defeat to the Czech Republic in October 2007.

• Germany have won their last three Group D games without conceding, scoring 13 goals in the process.

• Germany's last home qualifier in Frankfurt was a 0-0 draw against Wales in November 2007.

• Poland are the only unbeaten side left in Group D (W4 D2); their away record in the section is W2 D1 – a vast improvement on 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying, when their only away win was against San Marino.

Trivia and links
• Poland's Robert Lewandowski is the top scorer in qualifying to date with seven goals, one more than his nearest rival – England's Danny Welbeck.

• Poland's Arkadiusz Milik is one of four players topping the rankings with four UEFA EURO 2016 assists after six games along with Croatia's Ivan Rakitić, Bosnia and Herzegovina's Senad Lulić and Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri.

• Germany took 148 shots in their opening six games – 24 more than any other team – of which an unmatched seven hit the woodwork.

• Poland squad regulars Przemysław Tytoń (VfB Stuttgart), Łukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund), Paweł Olkowski (Köln) and Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) play their club football in the German Bundesliga.

• German clubs' record in 48 meetings with Polish sides is W29 D15 L4. In 22 meetings in UEFA age-group competitions, Germany's record against Poland is W13 D6 L3.

Selected for you