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Slovakia leads 2-0 after 1st half of Euro 2016 group stage match against Russia

June 15, 2016, 16:55 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, June 15. /TASS/. The national team of Slovakia retreated to their locker rooms after the first half of the Euro 2016 match against Russia on Wednesday with the confident 2-0 lead.

Assisted by Slovakia’s Marek Hamsik, his teammate Vladimir Weiss cut inside the Russian zone and cannoned the ball into the far right corner past Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeyev in the 32nd minute of the match.

With seconds remaining before the break ahead of the second half, it Slovakian duo of Marek and Weiss again, but this time they changed the roles and Marek netted another ball increasing his team’s dominance over Russia to 2-0.

Although Russia was a point above their rivals following the opening games of the group stage each of both teams aim for the victory only on Wednesday to advance further at the 2016 Euro Cup.

Slovakia lost its opening group stage match against Wales last Saturday 1-2 and currently ranked last with zero points in its Group B, which besides the Welsh team it shares with Russia and England. The Russian and English squads finished their June 11 match with 1-1 draw and each has one point in the group’s standings, topped by Wales with three points.

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