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Poland will face off against Slovakia at Gazprom Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia, this evening (Monday) in the opening Group E fixture of the UEFA Euro 2020.
Poland sealed qualification to their fourth successive European Championships with consummate ease as they finished top of Group G, winning eight of their ten games (D1 L1).
However, their form since has been a bit of a concern as they endured a difficult UEFA Nations League campaign last year, winning just two of six games (D1 L3), meaning they finished third in their group and missed the boat to the finals.
Unlike Poland, Slovakia had to take the longer route to the Euros as they finished third in Group E, meaning they had to enter the playoffs based on their Nations League position in 2018/19.
However, Slovakia’s form ever since has been a bit concerning as they were relegated from League B of the Nations League last year, while they have managed just one win in their last six, although they are unbeaten in the last five (W1 D4), including the pre-Euro friendlies against Austria and Bulgaria last week.
Poland XI (3-4-2-1): Szczesny, Bereszynski, Glik, Bednarek, Jozwiak, Krychowiak, Moder, Puchacz, Klich, Zielinski, Lewandowski
Slovakia XI (4-2-3-1): Dubravka, Pekarik, Satka, Skriniar, Hubocan, Kucka, Hromada, Haraslin, Hamsik, Mak, Duda
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Kick off is at 17:00 (GMT +1).