SAINT-DENIS: Germany and Poland played out the first goalless draw of Euro 2016 but an underwhelming game sent teams on towards qualifying for the knockout stage of the finals.
Both now have four points – and with one round of games remaining that could yet be enough to see them through as a third-place finisher at the very least dependent on what happens in the other groups.
Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik wasted the best chance of the night seconds after restart, glancing a header wide from close range when he seemed certain to score.
It was one of few clear openings from a match that failed to produce a single shot on target in the evening half.
Germany duo Mario Gotze and Mesut Ozil were both denied by Lukasz Fabianski, in for the injured Wojciech Szczesny, after the restart while Polish forward Milik scuffed another good opening on what was a largely frustrating night at the Stade de France.
One definite consequence of the draw was that pointless Ukraine are eliminated from the tournament.
The last round of matches in Group C kick off simultaneously on Tuesday with Germany taking on a Northern Ireland side with qualification aspirations of their own in Paris while Ukraine play Poland in Marseille.