Slovakia provided a little bit in Group E at the European Championships on Monday afternoon. The team managed to beat Poland 1-2 in its first group game.
In the eighteenth minute, it was already hit at the Gazprom Arena in St. Petersburg. Attacker Róbert Mak then hit the pole on behalf of Slovakia. He saw that the rebound was hit on his shot: the ball came through the aluminum on the back of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, after which the 0-1 was a fact.
Although Slovakia didnt make the game, the 0-1 lead went into peace. Poland was given some opportunities for the equalizer, but failed to redeem them in the first company. In the second half, however, that was another story: in the first minute after rest, Karol Linetty tapped the ball indicating Maciej Rybus hit: 1-1.
In the rest of the second half, Poland was able to look for the lead. However, Grzegorz Krychowiak confused those plans in the 62nd minute: the controlling midfielder then grabbed his second yellow card, after continuing firmly on Jakub Hromada. As a result, Poland had to finish the game with ten men.
The red card eventually broke up the team of national coach Paulo Sousa. A few minutes later, Internazionale defender Milan Škriniar made 1-2 on behalf of Slovakia by shooting from a corner hit. Even though Poland was still dangerous in the final phase, that was also the final result. As a result, Slovakia is now leading and Poland at the bottom of Pool E. Later on Monday evening, group mates Spain and Sweden are still in action.