Slovakia managed to cement themselves at the top of Group E after defeating Poland 2-1 in Matchday 1 of Euro 2020.
Slovakia sealed three precious points with Poland’s keeper, Wojciech Szczeny own goal and a strike from Milan Skriniar, while Karol Linetty’s goal was not enough to save the day for Poland.
Also, Spain were held to a goalless draw against Sweden Estadio de La Cartuja, despite that La Furia Roja dominated the game from the beginning, but they could not find the breakthrough.
After completing Matchday 1 for Group E, Xenia Sports will highlight some interesting facts and numbers.
– Luis Enrique, set an unwanted record with Spain, as he led the team to two consecutive draws for the first since Euro 1992, when L Furia Roja were held to three consecutive draws under Javier Clemente.
– For the first time since Euro 2000, Spain failed to win their Euro opener.
– Aged 18 years, 6 mmonths and 18 days, Pedri became the youngest player to ever play for Spain in a major tournament when he started their Euro 2020 group game against Sweden. Pedri broke the record held by Cesc Fabregas, who featured for Spain against Ukraine at the 2006 World Cup aged 19.
– Spain scored 37 goals in Euro from the inside of the penalty area. Spain’s last goal to be scored from the outside of penalty area was netted by Raúl in Euro 2000.
– Poland set an unwanted record against Slovakia, as they became the second team in Euro’s history to score an own goal and recieve a red card in the same match. The first team to set this unwanted record were Czechoslovakia in Euro 1976.
– Karol Linetty’s equaliser against Slovakia became the second fastest goal after half time in Euro’s history. Linetty’s goal is placed second behind Marcel Coras’s goal in Euro 1984 for Romania vs Germany.
– Wojciech Szczeny became the first goalkeeper to score an own goal in Euro’s history.
– Juventus’s players netted three own goals in Euro.
– Wojciech Szczeny scored the fastsest own goal in the history of the European Championship.