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Poland 1 Slovakia 2: Wojciech Szczesny’s Euros curse continues with historic own-goal


POLAND made a miserable start to Euro 2020 as goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny tournament curse continued in the defeat to Slovakia.

The ex-Arsenal stopper scored an own goal just 18 minutes into the game in St Petersburg.

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Wojciech Szczesny scored an own goal as Poland were defeated by Slovakia[/caption]

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Slovakia’s Milan Skriniar celebrates after scoring the winner against Poland[/caption]

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Slovakia caused a big shock as they defeated ten-man Poland[/caption]

Karol Linetty got the Poles level just seconds after the restart.

But just as they appeared to be getting on top disaster struck again as Grzegorz Krychowiak received a second yellow card and was given his marching orders.

Slovakia then took the lead with just over twenty minutes to go when Milan Skriniar finished brilliantly to claim the points.

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Wojciech Szczesny was attempting to save Robert Mak’s effort when the ball cannoned back off the woodwork and hit him before going in[/caption]



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