Czech Republic 1-0 Poland
Petr Jiracek's second-half winner sent Czech Republic through to the last 16 as group winners as Poland bow out of Euro 2012.
The midfielder will be the toast of the nation tonight as he secured the Czechs' place in the quarter finals along with Greece, who pulled off a shock result over Russia to finish second in Group A.
Poland knew they would have to win the game in order to progress and came out of the traps flying with Dariusz Dudka sending an early overhead kick into the side netting.
Czech Republic should have taken the lead moments later when Vaclac Pilar met Theodor Selassie's cross in a glorious position but scuffed his shot in front of goal and Poland regrouped to enjoy a flurry of chances at the other end.
Robert Lewandowski sliced wide from the edge of the box before Ludovic Obraniak's inviting free-kick was headed away in the six-yard box by Michal Kadlec, only for Sebastian Boenisch to latch onto the clearance and volley wide from 12-yards.
Boenisch found the target ten minutes later when his 30-yard strike forced Petr Cech into a save at full stretch and Marcin Wasilewski also worked the Czech keeper with a header, though his attempt from six-yards bounced straight at the Chelsea stopper.
As the weather conditions in Wroclaw grew worse Poland lost their grip on the game and Czech Republic began to dictate play. Michal Bilek's side piled on the pressure in the final ten minutes of the first-half but Jaroslav Plasil and Vaclav Pilar could only send shots from outside the box straight at the keeper.
The Czechs carried their momentum over the half-time interval and were camped in the opposition half with Poland conceding free-kicks in dangerous areas on far too many occasions, one of which almost found the back of the net when Tomas Sivok's header hit the goalkeeper who knew nothing about it.
Their pressure eventually paid off when Milan Baros slipped Jiracek through and he showed a cool head inside the box to slot a right-footed shot past Tyton, sending the Czech cohort into raptures at the Municipal Stadium.
Poland could not bounce back after going behind but could almost snatched a draw in the dying moments of the game. Jakub Blaszczykowski lifted a shot past Cech but heroic defending from Michal Kadlec saw him come to the Czech rescue and head the ball off the line.
Poland saw their European dream crumble at the final whistle but the Czech Republic will be celebrating in Wroclaw tonight as they book a place against the runners-up of Group B in a quarter-final tie to be played on Thursday.