Slovakia defeates Poland at Euro-2020

Slovakia defeates Poland at Euro-2020

Slovakia gained a shock victory over 10-man Poland in their European Championship Group E opener in St Petersburg, BBC reports.

Milan Skriniar's fine low shot on the turn from the edge of the penalty area secured the three points for Slovakia, a country ranked 36th in the world.

They had taken an early lead when the ball bounced off the post and rebounded in off Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny after a fine run and shot from Robert Mak.

A lovely one-touch move, calmly finished by Karol Linetty, brought the Poles level early in the second half.

But the 62nd-minute dismissal of Poland midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak for a second booking changed the momentum of the match and Skriniar and Slovakia took full advantage seven minutes later.

They lead Group E after the first round of matches following Spain's goalless draw with Sweden later on Monday.

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