Euro 2016: Outclassed Russia slump to a 2-1 defeat by Slovakia
Marek Hamsik scored one goal and set up another to help Slovakia beat Russia 2-1 at the European Championship in Lille on Wednesday.euro 2016 Updated: Jun 15, 2016 20:38 IST
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.
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