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Well that brings a close to our coverage of day three of Euro 2016. Wins for Croatia, Poland and Germany, with the trio putting one foot in the last 16. Tomorrow we are back with three more games including Belgium vs Italy, but until then goodbye.


Full time: Germany 2-0 Ukraine

The world champions begin attempts to win a fourth European Championships with a fine win over Ukraine. Goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Bastain Schweinsteiger see them ease to victory over a Ukraine side, who were very good in the first half but ran out of legs as the game went on.


Goal: Germany 2-0 Ukraine (Bastain Schweinsteiger)

Wonderful second goal for Germany and it caps a perfect evening for the world champions. Ukraine pile players forward from a corner and after Ozil is played down the left he crosses and Schweinsteiger, who has just come on, fires home on he half volley.


Three minutes added on in Lille. Ukraine pushing but physically they look totally gone.


Ukraine almost level! Shkodran Mustafi heads over Manuel Neuer and it requires the out of position German stopper to knock the ball behind. Jerome Boateng had gone to sleep.


If Ukraine are able to get a draw, then they have their goalkeeper Pyatov to thank. He saves from Ozil after Kroos' long pass.


Pyatov intercepts a long ball which Andre Schurrle pursued. Germany really knocking on the door now.


As feared before the game, Konplyanka and Yarmolenko have drifted out of this game as it has progressed, and Germany looks really comfortable at the minute. You can't see where an equaliser is going to come from, unless we see a horrible individual error.


Pyatov nows saves low from Muller's shot. Germany look like they could score a second if they really needed it. Ukraine look spent.


Mario Gotze comes into this tournament with plenty to prove but misses his opportunity as he runs through on goal, but after passing up the chance to shot on multiple occasions he tamely finds the 'keepers' arms.


There has been some lovely interplay in this Germany performance. The latest combination sees Ozil and Muller combine in the left channel of the penalty area, but Ukraine scramble it clear.


Another half chance for Germany. Howedes crosses from the right and Draxler comes in off the left and heads over. A second goal would put the result beyond doubt.


Yevhen Seleznyov on for the ineffective Roman Zozulya for Ukraine with a quarter of the game remaining. Not been much threat from them since the break.


Patient build-up from Germany ends with Khedira striking from range and Pyatov is equal to it. Not quite the end-to-end contest we had in the first half, but chances still flowing.


Yaroslav Rakitskiy with a rasping free-kick from a good 30 yards and Neuer does well to get down to his left to turn it away for a corner.


Andriy Shevchenko, who is assistant manager with the Ukraine national team, is off his seat and barking instructions to his team. How they could do with a goalscorer of his magnitude as they pursue an equalising goal.


The second half has begun in similar fashion to the first, with Germany dominating possession and not allowing Ukraine a sniff.


Players out for the second half in Lille. More of the same please. Second half underway.


Half time: Germany 1-0 Ukraine

The world champions ahead but not without a scare or two. Shkodran Mustafi headed home a storming goal to open the scoring, but Ukraine have hit back and Jerome Boateng prevent Konoplyanka from levelling with a remarkable goal-line clearance. Best half of the tournament so far.


It hasn't taken long for Ukraine to realise Germany are all over the place when it comes to crosses, and another one goes over the penalty area and though to Vyacheslav Shevchuk but his cross-shot is hopeless over.


Ball in the net for Ukraine, but it has been chalked off. Another cross causes problems and Yarmolenko sticks the ball in to an empty net but a teammate is in an offside position.

Just seen another replay of that Boateng clearance. The Bayern defender send the ball bouncing towards his own goal before somehow turning and clearing it inches away from the goal-line. Remarkable piece of defending.


How are Ukraine not level! A wonderful pass from Yarmolenko finds Konoplyanka, who beats Neuer but Boateng - while facing his own goal - somehow turns the ball away from danger.


Toni Kroos is being given the freedom of Lille to do whatever he likes. One of the best players I have had the pleasure of watching live, and it has been a clinic tonight. Ukraine can't get near him.