ANKARA (AA) - Germany beat Ukraine 2-0 in the two sides’ Euro 2016 Group C match at Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille Metropole late Sunday.
Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi first put the ball in the Ukraine net with a 19th minute header. Midfielder Toni Kroos produced the assist from a free kick.
Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka's 37th minute shot was cleared off the line by Germany center back Jerome Boateng.
A late strike on 92 minutes from Germany’s Bastian Schweinsteiger wrapped up the game.
Despite the 2-0 score, Germany was forced to work hard for their win.
Earlier, Poland earned their first European finals win with a 1-0 defeat of Northern Ireland in the two sides’ Euro 2016 Group C match in Nice.
- Group C standings:
- Monday's fixtures:
Spain vs Czech Republic at 3 p.m. local time in France (1300 GMT)
Republic of Ireland vs Sweden at 6 p.m. local time (1600 GMT)
Belgium vs Italy at 9 p.m. local time (1900 GMT)