GOOD AFTERNOON FROM SAINT PETERSBURG
Welcome to our live coverage of the Euro 2020 group stage match between Poland and Slovakia at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.
This marks the first match of Group E where both competitors have also been drawn with Spain as well as Sweden, who play later on tonight.
Poland manager Paulo Sousa suffered an injury crisis in the build-up to this summer’s delayed competition as he lost Crotone loanee Arkadiusz Reca, Derby defender Krystian Bielik and Hertha Berlin star Krzysztof Piatek to injury.
Napoli star Arkadiusz Milik, who spent the season on loan at Marseille and made the Euro 2020 squad, has also suffered a knee injury.
Southampton ace Jan Bednarek is also recovering from an ankle issue but is expected to be deemed fit for Poland’s kick-off match.
Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski is set to lead the attack, as expected, with the likes of Derby ace Kamil Jozwiak and PAOK’s Karol Swiderski fighting for a place next to the Bundesliga’s top scorer.
Slovakia manager Stefan Tarkovic, on the other hand, has been relatively free of any injury concerns as he will only be missing Slavia Prague forward Ivan Schranz due to a thigh injury.
Trabzonspor signing Marek Hamsik had been dealing with a calf issue but it was confirmed that the midfielder took part in full training without any problems