Euro 2012 Preview: Poland vs Russia

Last Updated: Jun 12, 2012, 08:29 AM IST

Warsaw: After their 1-1 draw against Greece in the opening game of Euro 2012 on Friday, Poland will be without first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who received his marching orders after bringing down Dimitris Salpingidis in the box. Przemyslaw Tyton will be named as his replacement versus Dick Advocaat`s side after impressing with his penalty stop from Giorgos Karagounis` spot-kick to earn his team a point.

Apart from the forced change between the sticks, Franciszek Smuda is expected to name the same starting XI with the likes of Adam Matuschyk and Dariusz Dudka resigned to places on the bench.

Following their comprehensive 4-1 win over Czech Republic in matchday one, Russia are unlikely to make any changes with Advocaat keen to build on momentum.

The only question mark remains over the goalkeeping position, although Vyacheslav Malafeev is likely to keep his place in the side over usual No.1 Igor Akinfeev, who has only recently returned from a long-term knee injury.

Goal.com