Germany vs Ukraine - All you need to know about tonight's match in Lille 5 years ago

Germany vs Ukraine - All you need to know about tonight's match in Lille

Group C: Germany vs Ukraine

What channel is it on? 

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BBC One

What time does it start?

Coverage starts at 7.35pm; kickoff is at 8pm

Where is it being played?

Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille.

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Germany kick off their bid to add a Euro title to the World Cup they won in Brazil with a couple of key players absent.

Germany player to watch

Thomas Müller. Can't stop scoring when it comes to World Cups, yet to find the net in a European Championship. As he's shown throughout his time at Bayern, a big game player.

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Ukraine player to watch

Yevhen Konoplyanka. Fresh from his first year in La Liga with Sevilla, the winger can undoubtedly cause a few problems for any team with his pace. Ukraine's main man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBSGaakkUsc

Why will Germany win?

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Because they're German.

Why will Ukraine win?

They might be facing world champions, but this German side has struggled for form since their win over Argentina a couple of years ago. They've lost seven games since lifting the World Cup and if they have an off-night in Lille, Ukraine's mixture of compact defending and pacey counter-attacking could pose a threat.

JOE drinking game buzzwords

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German efficiency; Thomas Müller is the new Miroslav Klose; Germany are a tournament team; difficult to break down; resillient defending; something about penalties (even though it's only the group stage)

Headline predictions

Ukraine are Müllered; Lowest of the Löw