Slovakia gained a shock victory over 10-man Poland in their European Championship Group E
Milan Skriniar’s fine shot on the turn from the edge of the penalty area secured the three points for Slovakia
They had advanced early when the ball crossed the post. The ball rebounded from Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny after a good run and a shot from Robert Mack.
A brilliant one-touch movement, quietly concluded by Linetti, brought the Poles level from the start in the next half.
But the sending off of Polish Krechowiak, in the 62nd minute, changed the energy of the match. Thus, Skriniar took advantage of Slovakia seven minutes after the accident.
Poland arrived at the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, losing to possible victors Portugal on punishments .now need to beat either Spain or Sweden to get an opportunity of advancing.
Slovakia’s Ondrej Duda ended the match almost immediately, but his country kept going due to the good work of Ferencvaros Mack’s forward .It was he who helped Manchester City win the FA Youth Cup in 2008. but he did not play a big game with the team.
It looked like there was no danger when Mac caught the ball near the left flank .but a good pass crossed full of Jowiak and nutmeg on Bartosz Berezinski in the area. His low shot then hit the post but bounced back inside. A pity Szczesny.
An extraordinary series of misfortunes continued for the former Arsenal goalkeeper. He was sent off in the first round of Euro 2012 and injured at the start of Euro 2016.
Poland neglected to shot on goal in the first 45 minutes .but it was equal of the start of the second half.
pass on the left including Leeds Matthews and Maciej saw the sheer power of Linetti and ball into the net.
Poland had hoped to extend this tie, but Krechowiak’s expulsion left them in a vulnerable position.
Robert Lewandowski scored 48 goals for Bayern Munich in the 2020-21 season .but remained silent in front of an impressive display from the protection of Slovakia.
Brilliant player Skriniar was brilliant when he fired a weak ball for Poland and passed the winning goal.
The next match for the two teams
Slovakia will remain in St Petersburg and face Sweden on Friday, June 18 (14:00 GMT).
Poland plays Spain in Seville on Saturday (20:00), with both matches broadcast live on BBC.