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By Izuchukwu Okosi

European neighbours Germany and Poland produced the first scoreless draw of the Euro 2016 on Thursday evening in their Group C clash in Paris.

Germany got the first chance to score in the fifth minute as Julian Draxler swung the ball into the box, and Mario Gotze got in front of his man and powered his header just over the bar.

Gotze darted into the penalty area to latch on to a pass in the first half, and he unleashed a shot towards the middle of the  net, but Lukasz Fabianski was alert to deny his effort.

Arkadiuz Milik wasted two glorious chances, a misdirected header and a miscue while Mesut Ozil was denied at the other end by a fingertip save.

Northern Ireland defeated Ukraine 2-0 in the other Group C game earlier in the day. Ukraine by virtue of the result between Germany and Poland are out of the Championship.