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Scotland manager Steve Clarke does not see loss to Slovakia as step backwards

Posted Monday, November 16, 2020 by PA37 hits

Scotland manager Steve Clarke declared their loss in Slovakia a “defeat but not a step backwards” after his side failed to capitalise on a series of chances in Trnava.A deflected long-range strike from Jan Gregus in the 31st minute consigned Scotland to a 1-0 defeat – their first in 10 matches.However, there was “more than enough” to encourage Clarke from the perfor...Full Story »

Scotland’s nine-match unbeaten run comes to end with defeat in Slovakia

Posted Monday, November 16, 2020 by PA21 hits

Scotland’s nine-match unbeaten run came to an end with a 1-0 defeat against fellow Euro 2020 qualifiers Slovakia.A deflected long-range first-half effort from Jan Gregus prevented a much-changed Scotland side from equalling their longest run without defeat since 1927.A Scotland win would have secured top spot in Nations League Group B2 – and potentially one of two World Cup play-off ...Full Story »

Northern Ireland denied by Slovakia in Euro 2020 play-off

Posted Friday, November 13, 2020 by PA35 hits

Northern Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifying campaign ended in heartache as Michal Duris’ extra-time goal condemned them to a 2-1 play-off final defeat at home to Slovakia.A dramatic own goal from Milan Skriniar in the 88th minute cancelled out Juraj Kucka’s first-half opener and sent the game into an extra half an hour.The momentum seemed to be with the hosts but it all changed in ...Full Story »

Lyndon Dykes strike keeps Scotland top of group after victory over Slovakia

Posted Monday, October 12, 2020 by PA37 hits

Lyndon Dykes scored his second goal in four internationals as Scotland maintained top spot in Nations League Group B2 with a 1-0 Hampden win over Slovakia.Dykes converted Stephen O’Donnell’s cross in the 54th minute to stay one point ahead of the Czech Republic, who visit Hampden on Wednesday after beating Israel in Haifa.The victory extended Scotland’s unbeaten run to seven ma...Full Story »

Republic of Ireland heartache as Slovakia win Euro 2020 play-off on penalties

Posted Friday, October 09, 2020 by PA34 hits

Alan Browne and Matt Doherty suffered penalty shoot-out misery as the Republic of Ireland bowed out of the Euro 2020 play-offs in agonising fashion against Slovakia in Bratislava.Stephen Kenny’s men created the better chances in the game which ended 0-0 after extra-time, during which substitute Browne hit the post, but went down 4-2 on penalties.As a result, it is Slovakia who will meet No...Full Story »

Ryan Giggs satisfied with point in Slovakia as Wales keep Euro 2020 hopes alive

Posted Friday, October 11, 2019 by PA72 hits

Ryan Giggs felt Wales had taken a step forward after drawing 1-1 in Slovakia to keep on track for Euro 2020 qualification.Wales were unable to take advantage of Slovakia being reduced to 10 men late on when defender Norbert Gyomber was sent off after receiving two yellow cards.But Kieffer Moore’s first Wales goal after 25 minutes gave them what could prove a crucial point.Wales remain thre...Full Story »

Slovakia vs Wales - Marek Hamsik eyes end to Slovakia’s losing run against Wales

Posted Thursday, October 10, 2019 by PA83 hits

Marek Hamsik is determined to provide payback to Wales as Slovakia seek to boost their Euro 2020 qualifying hopes.Wales beat Slovakia 2-1 in Bordeaux at Euro 2016 and came out on top again 1-0 when the two countries met in Cardiff seven months ago.Daniel James scored the winner on that occasion but former Napoli star Hamsik – who played in both those games – is confident ahead of the...Full Story »

Wales vs Slovakia - Bale: We can overcome Ramsey blow

Posted Sunday, March 24, 2019 by PA154 hits

Gareth Bale insists Wales can overcome the loss of Aaron Ramsey from their opening Euro 2020 qualifier and aim for top spot in Group E. Ramsey was ruled out on the eve of the Cardiff clash against Slovakia on Sunday with a thigh injury that the Arsenal midfielder has been nursing all week. But Bournemouth forward David Brooks has shrugged off an ankle injury, and Bale has declared himself fu...Full Story »

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