Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka had an almostspotless tournament in goal for Slovakia until the final group game against Spain. Slovakia had earlier been drawn in Group E alongside the Spaniards when the draw for Euro 2020 was made several months back. Apart from Spain and Slovakia, Poland and Sweden were also drawn in Group E.
Magpies shot stopper Dubravkawas one of the best players for Slovakia in their tournament opener against Poland. Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar scored the winning goal for the Slovaks as they defeated Poland 2-1 to start the tournament on an impressive note though the Polish team had to play the majority of the second half with ten men after experienced midfielder GrzegoryKrychowiak was sent off for two yellow cards. Former West Bromstar Krychowiak was the first player to receive his marching orders at the Euro 2020 tournament.