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Bayern Munich stars set to go head to head in German v Poland clash

Published 16/06/2016

Jerome Boateng (front, left)
Jerome Boateng (front, left)

Jerome Boateng will come up against a familiar face when Germany take on Poland.

The defender will be facing one of the world's finest strikers in the shape of Robert Lewandowski, his club-mate at Bayern Munich.

Boateng knows only too well the threat Lewandowski - who scored 13 goals in qualifying for Poland - poses but insists their Group C opponents are no one-man team.

"They have several talented attackers, not only Lewandowski," he said.

"We know each other very well, but I don't think either of us will be able to use this to their advantage."

Poland and Germany met twice in qualifying, with one victory apiece as the World Cup holders topped the group by a point.

Boateng's acrobatic goal-line clearance helped Germany to three points from their opening game against Ukraine while Poland started with a 1-0 defeat of Northern Ireland.

Germany - Poland

Euro 2016 Group C: Saint-Denis, Paris, Today, 8.00pm

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