Slovakia beat 10-man Poland 2-1 in their first game of the Euro 2020 Group E in St Petersburg. Arsenal ex goalie Wojciech Szczesny made a very bad error for which he will forever be remembered for the error. He is the first and only goalkeeper in the Euro competition to score his own goal in the European Championship history.
Wojciech Szczesny Become the First Keeper to Score Own Goal in Euros
Slovakia took the lead in the first 18th minute of the game when the ball bounced off the post and rebounded in off Wojciech Szczesny after a fine run and shot from Robert Mak. Poland restored the scores as they scored in the 46th minute of the game thanks to a lovely one-touch finish by Karol Linetty.
Slovakia went up again for the second time in the game in the 62nd-minute of the game. Things became worst for Lewandoski and co. as they were reduced to 10 men after midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak got his second yellow card in the game.
Slovakia made the man advantage count as they went 2-1 up on 69 minutes with 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 will face Sweden in St Petersburg on the 18th which is Friday while Poland will lay against Spain in Seville on Saturday. The other two nations in Group E. For Wojciech Szczesny, he will experience his worst night as all football fans will be talking bad about him for breaking a negative record.