Euro 2016: Outclassed Russia slump to a 2-1 defeat by Slovakia

  • Agencies, Lille
  • Updated: Jun 15, 2016 20:38 IST
Slovakia's Juraj Kucka (2nd right) runs with the ball during the Euro 2016 Group B football match between Russia and Slovakia at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d’Ascq, near Lille, France. (AP Photo)

Marek Hamsik scored one goal and set up another to help Slovakia beat Russia 2-1 at the European Championship in Lille on Wednesday.

Hamsik’s defense-splitting pass led to Vladimir Weiss’ first goal. He then powered in Slovakia’s second at the Stade Pierre Mauroy.

Russia provided little threat until Denis Glushakov headed in a late goal in the 80th.

But Slovakia held on for its first European Championship victory after losing to Wales on Saturday. Russia drew its first game with England in Group B.



Team line-ups:

Russia XI: Akinfeev, Smolnikov, Schennikov, Ignashevich, V Berezutski, NeustAdter, Golovin, Kokorin, Shatov, Smolov, Dzyuba

Slovakia XI: Kozacik, Pekarík, Skrtel, Durica, Hubocan, Pecovsky, Kucka, Hamsik, Mak, Weiss, Duda

(AFP )

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