•   
  •   
  •   

Sports Skriniar steps up, Slovakia beats Poland 2-1 at Euro 2020

23:18  14 june  2021
23:18  14 june  2021 Source:   thecanadianpress.com

Billboard Buys: Beats by Dre Offering Latest Headphones for a Whopping $170 Off

  Billboard Buys: Beats by Dre Offering Latest Headphones for a Whopping $170 Off Walmart’s Beats by Dre deal has the headphones on sale for $199. This is the cheapest price we’re seeing online and the first time these brand new Beats headphones have been under $200. The Beats Studio3 headphones are on sale for $179 in select colors (a “desert sand” pink and a forest green), though all the colors in the line are discounted.Can’t score the Walmart deal? Amazon’s Beats by Dre deal has the headphones on sale for just $269, more than $80 off the regular price and cheaper than Beats’ own site.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — As Marek Hamsik’s influence begins to wane for Slovakia, Milan Skriniar has stepped up as the main man.

Robert Lewandowski holding a football ball © Provided by The Canadian Press

Scoring the winning goal in a match at a European Championship is a decent way to start.

Skriniar brought down a corner and toe-poked the ball into the net from 15 meters to earn Slovakia a 2-1 victory over Poland on Monday.

It’s becoming quite the year for the uncompromising center back, who is coming off playing an integral role for Inter Milan in its title-winning campaign in Italy.

Hamsik, with his Mohawk, has long been the most famous player in Slovakian soccer but now he has some fierce competition in the 26-year-old Skriniar.

Who will win Euro 2021? Odds, betting favorites, expert picks & more to know

  Who will win Euro 2021? Odds, betting favorites, expert picks & more to know Sporting News gives a run down of the odds and betting favorites for this year's Euro 2021 championship and gives advice on which teams and prop bets could pan out ahead of the tournament.Five years ago in 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal were able to take home their first title. It marked their second appearance in a Euro Final, and they were first to win the tournament after its expansion to 24 teams.

Poland was made to pay for Grzegorz Krychowiak's red card seven minutes before Skriniar’s goal, the holding midfielder collecting his second booking for clumsily going into the back of Jakob Hromada near the center circle.

It was a bad day for Poland’s two other renowned players, too.

FIFA player of the year Robert Lewandoski’s struggles at major soccer tournaments continued, the Bayern Munich striker failing to have a clear-cut chance and snatching at the opportunities he did have in the first half.

Lewandowski has only two goals in 12 matches at a World Cup or European Championship.

Then there was Wojciech Szczesny, the Juventus player who became the first goalkeeper to score an own-goal at the tournament. Szczesny was unfortunate as the ball rebounded off his near post, onto his outstretched arm and back into the net following a shot by Slovakia winger Robert Mak in the 18th minute.

That gave Slovakia the lead before Karol Linetty equalized for Poland barely 30 seconds into the second half.

___

More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

___

Steve Douglas is at https://twitter.com/sdouglas80

Steve Douglas, The Associated Press

Can Ronaldo's Portugal qualify for Round of 16 if they finish third? Euro 2020 knockout qualification scenarios explained! .
How many third-placed teams qualify for the knockouts? Will head-to-head or goal difference count? Goal explainsSix teams have so far clinched qualification for the Round of 16 - Italy, Wales, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands and Austria. 10 remaining spots in the Round of 16 are still up for grabs with numerous giants still fighting it out to make it out of the group stages.

usr: 0
This is interesting!