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Welcome to this European Championship live blog on NU.nl.

My name is Jeroen van Barneveld and I will keep you informed of all developments around the European Championship.

  • LIVE:

  • Poland-Slovakia


  • Program:

  • Spain-Sweden (9:00 PM)

  • Rash:

  • Scotland-Czech Republic 0-2

a few seconds ago

53 'And another chance for Poland, which never scored once in the first half.

Kamil Glik heads over from a cross.

The defender was completely free.

That gives us something to think about for Slovakia.

a few seconds ago

51 'Karol Linetty is already close to his second goal for Poland.

The midfielder is the end station of a smooth attack by the Poles and is completely free in the Slovakian penalty area, but his shot lacks power and direction.

Slovak goalkeeper Martin Dubravká easily grabs the ball from the field.

Slovakia has completely lost it, while Poland has undergone a rebirth in peace.

2 minutes ago

Karol Linetty screams with joy after his equalizer for Poland against Slovakia.

It is for the midfielder of the Italian Torino his first goal in a final tournament.

6 minutes ago

46' GOAL Poland!


The second half is 32 seconds old when the score is already in balance.

Karol Linetty only half touches the ball on a cross from Maciej Rybus, but Slovakian goalkeeper Martin Dubravká just can't reach it and has to capitulate.

This promises something for the remainder of the second half.

6 minutes ago

6 minutes ago

Kick off! 

The ball rolls again in Saint Petersburg for the second half of Poland-Slovakia.

One reassurance: it can only get better than the first half.

Can Poland wipe out the 0-1 deficit after the lousy performance before halftime?

14 minutes ago

Poland has never fired a shot on target in the first half against Slovakia.

It shows the attacking impotence of the Poles, even though they have the best striker in the world with Robert Lewandowski on the edge of the attack.

23 minutes ago


Despite the sweltering weather, the Dutch viewers have not yet become very warm from Poland-Slovakia.

The only moment of excitement is Róbert Mak's dribble, which leads to Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny's own goal in the eighteenth minute.

Thus, Slovakia leads 0-1 against the poor Poland.

27 minutes ago

42 'Finally a piece of class in this poor match, and of course Robert Lewandowski is the one who takes care of that.

The Poland striker takes a pass from the left very nicely and can therefore strike right, but his shot misses the target.

32 minutes ago

36 'Marek Hamsík shows himself for the first time in this match with a shot from a distance, but the attempt by the characterful Slovak goes far wide.

The action before that by Ondrej Duda was a lot nicer.

With the Zidane move, he sent two Poles into the woods, but Hamsík failed to promote the dribble to a goal.

32 minutes ago

38 minutes ago

The unfortunate moment for Wojciech Szczesny.

Róbert Mak initially shoots the post, but the ball then lands on the back of the Polish goalkeeper, after which he rolls over the goal line.

It is therefore the first own goal by a keeper ever at a European Championship.

41 minutes ago

27 'That does not make much difference, dear Juraj Kucka.

The Slovakian midfielder tries his luck from a distance, but the ball drops just too late and skims the roof of the goal.

an hour ago

22 'Róbert Mak's goal officially goes into the books as an own goal by Wojciech Szczesny, because the ball ended up in the goal through the Polish goalkeeper's back after the Slovak hit the inside of the post first.

Bad luck for Mak, who deserved this goal after his fine dribble.

an hour ago

18' GOAL Slovakia!


What a great goal by Róbert Mak for Slovakia!

The left half dribbles nicely past Kamil Józwiak and plays Bartosz Bereszynski through the legs, after which he shoots the ball through the inside of the post behind the Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Slovakia surprisingly takes the lead in Saint Petersburg.

an hour ago

Robert Lewandowski has been able to hit twice so far, but is not yet effective in Poland-Slovakia's first quarter.

The level is certainly not over in the opening phase in Saint Petersburg.

an hour ago

an hour ago

5 'Robert Lewandowski has just failed to control the ball twice before he pulls the trigger right away.

Just as often there is a Slovakian defender in the path of the shot, which has prevented him from scoring.

It is clear what the intentions of the Bayern Munich goalgetter are.

an hour ago

3 'There is almost the first chance for Slovakia.

Marek Hamsík finds a teammate from an indirect free kick at the far post, who brings the ball dangerously in front of the Polish goal with his head.

Defender Jan Bednarek can barely eliminate the danger.

an hour ago

Kick off! 

The ball rolls in Saint Petersburg and so Poland-Slovakia has started.

Which team will be the first to do good business in group E?

an hour ago

Slovakia is only active at a European Championship for the second time in history.

On their debut in 2016, the Slovaks reached the eighth finals, in which Germany was too strong 3-0.

an hour ago

Saint Petersburg is not very far from Poland and so a lot of Poles have traveled to the Gazprom Arena, where 75 percent of the stadium is allowed to be filled.

It's not nearly there, but it won't lack atmosphere.

an hour ago

an hour ago

Despite the striking absence of Robert Bozeník in the match selection, there is an Eredivisie player on the bench at Slovakia: Tomás Suslov, the FC Groningen midfielder.

The nineteen-year-old player was one of the stars of the 'Pride of the North' this season.

2 hours ago

Time to turn to Poland-Slovakia.

Robert Lewandowski is Poland's absolute superstar at this European Championship.

The World Footballer of the Year has scored 53 goals in 47 matches in all competitions this season.

2 hours ago

Matthijs de Ligt trained fully with the group today and seems ready to play against Austria on Thursday.

The question is who should make way for him, because the central defense trio seemed undisputed against Ukraine.

That and more in our new European Championship update.

European Championship update: "De Ligt's return causes De Boer a huge luxury problem"

2 hours ago

Italian football association wants first aid course after Eriksen incident

The Italian football association wants all professionals from the top three competitions to follow a first aid course.

The reason is the incident with the Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, who suffered a cardiac arrest in the European Championship match against Finland and fell to the ground.

Federal president Gabriele Gravina referred explicitly to the Danish captain Simon Kjaer, who immediately put Eriksen into a recovery position after his fall and thus prevented him from swallowing his tongue.

2 hours ago

The European Championship ball is almost never stationary in the group stage, so it will roll again in an hour.

This time in the Russian Saint Petersburg against Poland-Slovakia, the first match in group E. In Poland, Robert Lewandowski is of course the figurehead, while Slovakia has to rely on veteran Marek Hamsík.

Feyenoord striker Robert Bozeník is missing from Slovakia's match selection.

It is unclear why.

Line-up Poland: 


Bereszynski, Bednarek, Glik, Rybus;

Linetty, Krychowiak, Klich;

Jozwiak, Lewandowski, Zielinski.

Slovakia line-up: 


Pekarik, Satka, Skriniar, Hubocan;

Haraslin, Kucka, Hromada, Mak;

Duda, Hamsik.

2 hours ago

After Scotland-Czech Republic, this is the state of affairs in group D.


England-Croatia 1-0

Scotland-Czech Republic 0-2


  • Czech Republic 1-3 (2-0)

  • England 1-3 (1-0)

  • Croatia 1-0 (0-1)

  • Scotland 1-0 (0-2)

  • 2 hours ago

    The Czech Republic wins against Scotland

    thanks to Schick's world goal Partly thanks to a world goal from Patrik Schick, the Czech Republic wins its opening match at the European Championship with 0-2 against Scotland.

    Just after the break, the striker miraculously shoots the ball over Scottish goalkeeper David Marshall from the halfway line, making a throw for the most beautiful goal of the tournament.

    Before the interruption, Schick already puts the Czech Republic ahead with a header, and so he can call himself the absolute star of this European Championship match.

    2 hours ago

    88 'Patrik Schick, the man of the match, is taken to the sidelines and is congratulated extensively by the reserve players and staff members of the Czech Republic.

    They now also realize that the victory is almost within reach thanks to the striker.

    2 hours ago

    2 hours ago

    84 'And out of nowhere there is a dot of an opportunity for Scotland and that is thanks to the individual class of substitute James Forrest.

    The attacker fumbles past a defender of the Czech Republic, cuts another one and then decides to pull the trigger.

    However, Ondrej Celustka throws himself into the path of the shot, preventing the 1-2.

    What a heroic act by Celustka.

    2 hours ago

    82 'It no longer looks like Scotland will bring back the tension in this match.

    The Scots are simply unable to create good chances and pump the balls into the Czech penalty area out of sheer desperation.

    The defenders of the Czech Republic can't help but laugh about it, they stay upright that easily.

    3 hours ago

    77 'Scotland has to rely on standard situations in this final phase and Scott McTominay is close to 1-2.

    After a light nudge from a Czech, he can fire on the Czech goal from a difficult angle, but he only produces a drop-off.

    You can expect more from a Manchester United midfielder.

    3 hours ago

    With fifteen minutes to play, Scotland is whipped up by its own audience at Hampden Park in the hunt for the 1-2, but the home team has not been dangerous for minutes.

    The Czech Republic seems to be taking the win here thanks to star Patrik Schick.

    3 hours ago

    66 'What an imposed chance for Scotland on the connection goal against the Czech Republic.

    Lyndon Dykes has the ball for the typing when the Czech Ondrej Celustka misses him completely with a header through, but the Czech goalkeeper Tomás Vaclík keeps his team going with a nice reflex with his right leg.

    3 hours ago

    Watch the wonderful goal of Patrik Schick here.

    The Czech surprises Scottish goalkeeper David Marshall with a shot from the halfway line.


    Incredible finish from Schick!



    AuthorSPORTbibleMoment of places14: 12 - 14 June 2021

    3 hours ago

    61 'Scotland starts after Patrik Schick's wonderful 2-0 and is close to the connecting goal here.

    Stuart Armstrong strikes from the edge of the penalty area, but sees the Czech Tomás Kalas (ex-Vitesse) play a hero role for the Czech Republic by throwing himself into the path of the shot.

    As a result, the ball just sails over the Czech goal.

    3 hours ago

    The Scottish goalkeeper David Marshall is clearly too late and is defeated in the net.

    It was cultivated by the outstanding Patrik Schick.

    3 hours ago

    Patrik Schick is logically overjoyed after his sublime 0-2 for the Czech Republic against Scotland.

    3 hours ago

    52' GOAL Czech Republic!


    This is the goal of Patrik Schick's tournament!

    The Czech striker sees the Scottish goalkeeper David Marshall standing too far in front of his goal around the halfway line and tries it on good luck.

    The ball sails in superbly.

    Schick will never forget this goal at the European Championship.

    3 hours ago

    50 'Vacík almost has to get the ball out of the goal again!

    The Czech goalkeeper is almost passed by teammate Kalas, but he can barely prevent a clumsy own goal.

    3 hours ago

    48' bar!

    The start of the second half is hopeful for Scotland!

    Goalkeeper Vaclík has to box a cross, after which Jack Hendry shoots the ball on the crossbar.

    3 hours ago

    Kick off second half!

    We see one new face at the kick-off of the second half: Ché Adams has come in for Ryan Christie at Scotland.

    Adams will most likely end up as a center forward alongside Dykes.

    3 hours ago

    Excellent stats for the Czech striker.

    🇨🇿 Schick nods in his 12th international goal in 27 appearances for Czech Republic ⚽️ #EURO2020


    AuthorUEFA EURO 2020Moment of places13: 46 - 14 June 2021

    3 hours ago


    The teams, both with their own feelings, head to the dressing room in Glasgow.

    The Czechs are cheerful after Patrick Schick's goal, while the Scots still have to get over that blow.

    3 hours ago

    45+1 'The fans and players of Scotland scream for a penalty when McTominay crashes, but neither the referee nor the VAR intervene.

    The arbitration is absolutely not childish in this tournament and this decision is in line with the chosen path.

    3 hours ago

    45 'There is one minute of extra time in the first half.

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