Poland were beaten 2-1 by Slovakia after they were reduced to 10 men following Grzegorz Krychowiak’s dismissal.
Slovakia opened the scoring courtesy of a superb solo run from Robert Mak, whose shot rebounded off the post, hit goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny’s arm and ricocheted into the back of the net.
The clock read 45:32 when Karol Linetty found the equaliser, the second fastest goal after half time in European Championship history.
But, just as Poland were getting into the stride, Krychowiak was shown a second yellow card.
Slovakia took full advantage and went ahead for the second time in the game courtesy of a beautifully taken goal from Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar.
Krychowiak will be absent for Poland’s game against Spain which is a must win if they are to stand any chance of automatic qualification for the knockout stages.
There was so much noise surrounding Robert Lewandowski and yet he had fewer touches than any Poland outfielder in the first half (22).
Slovakia will face Sweden on Friday evening, kick-off at 6pm (BST) while Poland will take on two-time European winners Spain on Saturday evening.
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