England and Wales have set up a mouthwatering clash after their results on Saturday but the focus now goes onto Sunday’s games.
The world champions Germany are looking to make history as they begin their campaign against Ukraine. Poland are playing spirited underdogs Northern Ireland and Turkey tackle Croatia.
Our daily treble features players with 57 goals between them domestically.
Ivan Perisic , , Turkey vs Croatia, 14:00 kick off
Of those 57 goals it’s Perisic that has the lowest tally with just seven goals all season. That still made him Inter Milan’s second highest scorer in Serie A and he went one better for the Croatians during qualifying. Six goals in nine games was more than any other Croat. His closest challengers got two.
Croatia averaged two goals per game in qualifying for the finals back in October. They had the lowest shot accuracy of any qualifier but Perisic should have enough quality to squeeze through a shaky defence.
Robert Lewandowski, , Poland vs Northern Ireland, 17:00 kick off
This one could get very bad for Northern Ireland and very quickly. Just ask your mates from across the border what Lewandowski can do to a team.
He got 13 goals in qualifying which helped Poland set a new record for the European Championship, his tally of 25 shots on target was more than any other player in qualifying and he tore Bundesliga defenses to shreds last season, scoring 30 goals.
Northern Ireland may be the team in the best form coming into the Euros but they didn’t have to deal with anyone even close to Lewandowski during qualifying or any subsequent warm ups.
Poland have never won a game at the finals so you can guarantee they’ll want to send a message against Northern Ireland.
Thomas Muller, , Germany vs Ukraine, 20:00 kick off
Finishing with a flourish and the stats which tell you that Thomas Muller will score against Ukraine.
20 goals domestically was only beaten by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Lewandowski .He was the jewel in the German’s crown during the World Cup campaign and the qualifying for the Euros. Nine starts for Muller = nine goals for Muller and eight wins for Germany. Normally, nine goals in a group would leave you as top scorer but he was again foiled by Bayern team mate Lewandowski.
Ukraine have got a strong and organised defence. They only coughed up four goals in qualifying in a group which contained Spain and Slovakia. But Germany are a smooth machine under Joachim Low and are unbeaten against Ukraine in all competitions.
They’ll win and Muller will score.