Slovakia gained a shock victory over 10-man Poland in their European Championship Group E opener in St Petersburg.
Milan Skriniar’s fine low shot on the turn from the edge of the penalty area secured the three points for Slovakia, a country ranked 36th in the world.
They had taken an early lead when the ball bounced off the post and rebounded in off Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny after a fine run and shot from Robert Mak.
A lovely one-touch move, calmly finished by Karol Linetty, brought the Poles level early in the second half.
But the 62nd-minute dismissal of Poland midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak for a second booking changed the momentum of the match and Skriniar and Slovakia took full advantage seven minutes later.
The other two nations in Group E, Spain and Sweden, face each other in Seville in the late game on Monday (20:00 BST).
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- 10KrychowiakBooked at 62mins
- 14KlichSubstituted forModerat 85′minutes
- 8LinettySubstituted forFrankowskiat 74′minutes
- 13RybusSubstituted forPuchaczat 74′minutes
- 20ZielinskiSubstituted forSwiderskiat 85′minutes
- 2PekaríkSubstituted forKoscelnikat 79′minutes
- 15HubocanBooked at 20mins
- 25HromadaSubstituted forHrosovskyat 79′minutes
- 18HaraslínSubstituted forDurisat 87′minutes
- 20MakSubstituted forSuslovat 87′minutes
- 8DudaSubstituted forGregusat 90+1′minutes
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Match ends, Poland 1, Slovakia 2.
Second Half ends, Poland 1, Slovakia 2.
Attempt saved. Karol Swiderski (Poland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Robert Lewandowski.
Kamil Jozwiak (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ján Gregus (Slovakia).
Substitution, Slovakia. Ján Gregus replaces Ondrej Duda.
Attempt missed. Jan Bednarek (Poland) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Przemyslaw Frankowski with a cross.
Tymoteusz Puchacz (Poland) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Juraj Kucka (Slovakia).
Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (Poland) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Jakub Moder with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Poland. Conceded by Juraj Kucka.
Substitution, Slovakia. Tomás Suslov replaces Róbert Mak.
Substitution, Slovakia. Michal Duris replaces Lukás Haraslín.
Substitution, Poland. Karol Swiderski replaces Piotr Zielinski.
Substitution, Poland. Jakub Moder replaces Mateusz Klich.
Attempt missed. Tymoteusz Puchacz (Poland) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.
Corner, Poland. Conceded by Lubomír Satka.
Foul by Przemyslaw Frankowski (Poland).
Milan Skriniar (Slovakia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tymoteusz Puchacz (Poland).