Three days after their qualification for the final leg of the Euro, Slovakia and Scotland faced each other on Sunday afternoon as part of the League of Nations. A meeting with the stakes for two selections: The Scots could validate their rise in League A, with the Slovakians having to secure their first match in this Group 2 to continue confidence in the keeper.
It is perhaps for this reason that the match won by Slovakia (1-0) was played at a brisk pace despite the camera. No surprise for the Scots, seeing that only three players started the second game in a row (Tierney, McGinn and Christie). Their captain Andrew Robertson was absent with an injury (hamstring). This is more for Slovak and seven new Incumbents. The scorer against Northern Ireland, Juraj Kukka, attempted a first strike, distracted by Craig Gordon (5th).
Gregus frees his family
The Scots also had a chance in the same minute (7th) by Ryan Christie and Liam Palmer, then intercepted by Kukka (16th), by Oliver McBurney, but he won the opener on strike from the same Gregus in the half-hour. Sports (31st). Stuart Armstrong (43rd) then Kenny McLean (61st) could equalize for Scotland, but the Slovak were dangerous throughout the match, with Jan Gregus (49th) and Patrick Hrosowski (64th) missing the target. Turned out, Gordon Micheal removed the try of Durris (69th). Rodak was not dropped: He issued a final strike from Griffiths at the last second (90th + 4).
The Scots must win in Israel on Wednesday to validate their ascent to League A and win the second game against the Czechs hoping to retain the Slovak.
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