HOW DUBRAVKA LET HIS TEAM DOWN

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.

NEWCASTLE RETURN TO WINNING WAYS

Newcastle United are back on the winning side following the narrow victory over Sheffield United in their last home game for the current Premier League campaign. Slovakia national team goalkeeper Martin Dubravkakept a clean sheet in the Newcastle United goal to help the team to a 1-0 win over the Blades.

The Magpies welcomed fans to the stadium for the first time since February 2020 and the occasion was celebrated with the slim win over the Blades who have been demoted to the second tier of English football.

Newcastle United had been beaten by Manchester City in their last game before the Sheffield United game. Slovakia goalkeeper Dubravka conceded four goals as his team ended on the wrong side of the seven-goal thriller with the Citizens.

PREMIER LEAGUE: DUBRAVKA IN SENSATIONAL FORM

Newcastle United shot stopper Martin Dubravka was in sensational form as the Magpies secured a well deserved draw at the home of Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Slovakia national team goalkeeper Dubravkamade several saves to keep Liverpool at the bay. The Slovakia goalie produced a man-of-the-match performance to ensure that his team secured a point in the battle to avoid the drop at the end of the season.

SLOVAKIA STARTS QUALIFIERS AGAINST CYPRUS

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Slovakia will target victory when they take on Cyprus away from home in the first of ten qualifiers to decide whether the country would be represented at the World Cup 2022 in Qatar at the end of next year. Several countries on the European scene would be battling it out as the European qualifiers for Qatar 2022 begin. The World Cup tournament in Qatar is scheduled to take place for the final two months of next year. The tournament starts with the opening ceremony and the opening match on November 21 before it ends with the closing ceremony and the final match on December 18.

SKRINIAR LEADS INTER TO TOP SPOT

Slovakia national team defender Milan Skriniar has been in good form for Inter Milan this season especially in the Italian Serie A and his good form has propelled Inter Milan to the top of the table. Inter Milan secured the Italian Serie A summit last weekend with the impressive win over Lazio at home.


The Nerazzuri were able to capitalise on the slipup from former leaders and city rivals AC Milan. The Rossoneri were beaten 2-0 at newly promoted team Spezia on Saturday and Inter Milan took full advantage 24 hours later with the win over in-form Lazio.

DUBRAKA MAKES RETURN FROM INJURY

Slovakia international shot stopper Martin Dubravkamade his long awaited return from injury during the FA Cup third round clash at Arsenal some days back. The Slovakia goalkeeper had been out of action for several months as a result of the heel injury sustained last summer.

Martin Dubravka was ruled out of the start of this season after sustaining the heel injury in pre-season. The Slovakia player would go on to suffer a setback in his recovery from the injury in October. The Slovakia national team player returned to the Newcastle United squad for the first time during the recent league meeting at home to holders Liverpool which ended in a goalless draw.

SLOVAN BRATISLAVA REGAINS SUMMIT

Slovan Bratislava FC of Slovakia have gone to the top of the table after their slim win over ZlateMoravce over the weekend. The narrow victory ensured that they regained their place at the league summit in the first division of club football in Slovakia. DunajskaStreda had earlier replaced Slovan Bratislava at the league summit on Saturday evening.


DunajskaStreda beat Nitra 1-0 away from home to secure top spot on the Slovakia Super League table with young Croatian forward Marko Divkovic getting the only goal of the game in the 50th minute. With the win over Nitra taking DunajskaStreda to the league summit, Slovan Bratislava needed to beat ZlateMoravceto move above their rivals for the league title.

Slovakian Football to Reboot, Albert Meuma Confident

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More than 8519 km away from his home in Kenya, Albert Muema is hoping to leave a mark in the Slovakian football as he will start his career in MFK Lokomotiva Zvolen, the third-tier club. The Kenyan striker has already been able to impress during the training session that happens prior to the season and has already made a switch from First Division Football in Serbia before the Covid19 pandemic began.