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Euro 2020: Ex-Arsenal Keeper Szczesny Makes History As Poland Lose To Slovakia

Euro 2020: Ex-Arsenal Keeper Szczesny Makes History As Poland Lose To Slovakia

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.

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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.

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  • Oralivato 3 years ago

    CSN what history has the goal keeper made that someone else hasn’t made in the tournament history, please if you don’t have a concrete news for your readers stop posting useless misleading information to Nigerians

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