Poland v Slovakia, 14 June 2021

Score2-1 to Slovakia
RefereeOvidiu Haţegan
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Group E
VenueGazprom Arena, Saint Petersburg
Attendance12,862
Kick-off: 7.00pm local Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Radu Ghinguleac (ROU) and Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU) Fourth official: István Kovács (ROU) Video assistant referee: Marco Di Bello (ITA) This was match no. 10 of the pan-Europe Euro 2020 tournament. Only one of the nine meetings had now ended in a draw (Poland won three, Slovakia won five).

1  Poland

Manager: Paulo Sousa

2  Slovakia

Manager: Štefan Tarkovič

Goals:

Karol Linetty 46 G

Goals:

Wojciech Szczęsny own goal 18 OG
Milan Škriniar 69 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny
Defender Jan Bednarek
Defender Kamil Glik
Defender/Midfielder Bartosz Bereszyński
Defender/Midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak
Defender/Midfielder Maciej Rybus
Midfielder Mateusz Klich
Midfielder Karol Linetty
Midfielder/Forward Kamil Jóźwiak
Midfielder/Forward Piotr Zieliński
Forward Robert Lewandowski (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka
Defender Tomáš Hubočan
Defender Peter Pekarík
Defender Ľubo Satka
Defender/Midfielder Milan Škriniar
Midfielder Lukáš Haraslín
Midfielder Jakub Hromada
Midfielder Juraj Kucka
Midfielder Róbert Mak
Midfielder/Forward Ondrej Duda
Midfielder/Forward Marek Hamšík (captain)

Substitutions:

Przemysław Frankowski for Karol Linetty 74
Tymoteusz Puchacz for Maciej Rybus 74
Jakub Moder for Mateusz Klich 85
Karol Swiderski for Piotr Zieliński 85

Substitutions:

Patrik Hrošovský for Jakub Hromada 79
Martin Koscelník for Peter Pekarík 79
Michal Duriš for Lukáš Haraslín 87
Tomáš Suslov for Róbert Mak 87
Ján Greguš for Ondrej Duda 90

Cards:

Grzegorz Krychowiak 22 Y
Grzegorz Krychowiak 62 Y
Grzegorz Krychowiak 62 R

Cards:

Tomáš Hubočan 20 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabiański
Goalkeeper Łukasz Skorupski
Defender Michał Helik
Defender Tomasz Kędziora
Defender/Midfielder Jakub Moder
Defender/Midfielder Przemysław Placheta
Midfielder Pawel Dawidowicz
Midfielder Kacper Kozłowski
Midfielder/Forward Karol Swiderski
Forward Jakub Swierczok

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Dušan Kuciak
Goalkeeper Marek Rodák
Defender Dávid Hancko
Defender Denis Vavro
Defender/Midfielder Martin Koscelník
Midfielder László Bénes
Midfielder Ján Greguš
Midfielder Patrik Hrošovský
Midfielder Stanislav Lobotka
Midfielder Vladimír Weiss
Midfielder/Forward Tomáš Suslov
Forward Michal Duriš

Comments:

After being sent-off against Greece in the opening game of Euro 2012 in Warsaw, Wojciech Szczęsny had now conceded an own goal in Poland’s opening game at Euro 2020. He became the first-ever goalkeeper to concede an own goal in a game at the UEFA European Championship finals. Grzegorz Krychowiak became the third Poland player to be sent off at a major tournament after Radislaw Sobolewski against Germany at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and Wojciech Szczęsny against Greece at Euro 2012. Karol Linetty's goal was timed as 32 seconds into the second-half. It became the second fastest goal after the restart in a game at the UEFA European Championship finals after Romania’s Marcel Coras against Germany in 1984 (21 seconds).

Comments:

Slovakia had won one of their four previous games at the UEFA European Championship finals (lost two). After failing to score in his first 37 senior appearances for Slovakia, Milan Škriniar had now scored three goals in his last four international games. Slovakia had now won two, drawn two and lost two of the six games they had played in Russia.