Slovakia secured a shock 2-1 win over 10-man Poland in their European Championship Group E opener in St Petersburg.
It was a game former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny would be remembered for all the wrong reasons as he is now the first goalkeeper to make an own goal in the European Championship history.
Slovakia took the lead in the 18th minute when the ball bounced off the post and rebounded in off Szczesny after a fine run and shot from Robert Mak.
Poland were back on level terms in the 46th minute thanks to a lovely one-touch move which was calmly finished by Karol Linetty.
But in the 62nd-minute Poland were reduced to 10 men after midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak got his second caution of the game.
Slovakia made the man advantage count as they went 2-1 up on 69 minutes with a Milan Skriniar’s fine low shot on the turn from the edge of the penalty.
Slovakia reached the last 16 of Euro 2016 and this victory leaves them well placed to reach the knockout stage again.
They stay in St Petersburg and face Sweden on Friday, 18 June, before Poland play against Spain in Seville on Saturday.
The other two nations in Group E, Spain and Sweden, face each other in Seville in the late game on Monday.Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.