Germany and Poland fired blanks in their second group game at the ongoing Euro 2016 Championships in France on Thursday night.
The reigning world Champions had secured a 2-0 win in their group opener against Ukraine and they were hoping to build on the impressive start but that was never to be as the Poles put up a resolute display to earn a vital point that puts them in good stead to qualify for the knockout phase.
The shared points eliminates Ukraine, who fell 2-0 to Northern Ireland earlier in the day, and ensures a top-three finish in the group for both teams.
It was Germany that dominated possession throughout the opening 45 minutes, but failed make their dominance count as they failed to get the ball into the net as the half ended without either side registering a shot on target.
The second half started more brightly, with Poland’s Arkadiusz Milik improbably heading wide from four yards representing the best clear chance. But neither team could find a goal before the final whistle.
Germany, now on four points, will play their final group game against Northern Ireland on Tuesday, June 21 in Paris.
Poland, also on four points, will face Ukraine in Marseille that same day.