Poland v Austria LIVE: Result and reaction as Marko Arnautovic scores penalty to seal key victory

Austria secured a 3-1 victory over Poland in their Euro 2024 Group D match to renew hopes of a top-two finish and a spot in the knockout stage while leaving their opponents in last place with no points and only a slim chance of advancing.

In a furious start, the Austrians, now on three points from two matches - as many as France and Netherlands who meet later on Friday - applied early pressure and it paid off in the ninth minute with Gernot Trauner’s powerful header at the near post.

Poland, who have now lost both of their matches, levelled through Krzysztof Piatek’s his second attempt in the box after his first effort was blocked on the half-hour mark.

Fit-again Poland striker Robert Lewandowski came on in the 60th minute but it was Austria who scored twice more, first with a flowing move and Christoph Baumgartner finish just inside the box in the 66th and a Marco Arnautovic penalty 12 minutes later.

Follow all the reaction to Poland v Austria below, and catch the latest updates from France vs Netherlands in Group D here

Euro 2024: Poland v Austria

  • Why Ralf Rangnick’s Austria should still be your dark horses at Euro 2024

  • 9’ GOAL! - Trauner gives Austria the lead with a glancing header at the near post from Mwene’s cross (POL 0-1 AUT)

  • 30’ - GOAL! Piatek gets the equaliser after some pinball in the Austria box (POL 1-1 AUT)

  • 66’ GOAL! - Baumgartner fires Austria back ahead with a long-range effort after great work from Arnautovic (POL 1-2 AUT)

  • 78’ GOAL! - Arnautovic makes it three after slotting a calm penalty (POL 1-3 AUT)

  • Poland XI: Szczesny; Bednarek, Dawidowicz, Kiwior; Frankowski, Piotrowski, Slisz, Zalewski; Zielinski; Buksa, Piatek

  • Austria XI: Pentz; Posch, Trauner, Lienhart, Mwene; Seiwald, Grillitsch; Baumgartner, Laimer, Sabitzer; Arnautovic

Poland 1 - 3 Austria

This is why Ralf Rangnick turned down Bayern Munich - Austria can cause a real Euro 2024 upset

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So this is why Ralf Rangnick rejected Bayern MunichEuro 2024’s oldest manager could have taken charge of the biggest German club but rejected them to stay with Austria. Instead, he may be coaching for a little longer in his homeland this summer. A stirring victory gave Austria a fighting chance of reaching the last 16.

For Christoph Baumgartner, there was a seismic strike to accompany his statistical marvel. In March he scored what appears the fastest goal in the history of international football. After that six-second effort against Slovakia, a goal in the 66th minute felt slovenly, but it was also well-taken and decisive, putting Austria ahead.

Then came what could prove the final blow for Poland. Penalties had taken them to Euro 2024, with Wojciech Szczesny’s shootout save from Wales’ Dan James deciding their play-off. A penalty gave Austria a cushion. It was conceded by Szczesny, with Marko Arnautovic then beating him from 12 yards.

And so Austria, narrowly defeated by France, with the Netherlands to come, can glimpse the last 16. They got there in Euro 2020, but from a lesser group, playing duller football. This, however, was the Rangnick revolution put into practice, Germany’s original gegenpresser showing what he can do on the international stage.

This is why Rangnick turned down Bayern - Austria can cause real Euros upset

Group D standings

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Here’s how Group D looks now, with France playing the Netherlands in around an hour.

1 - France - 3 points, GD + 1 (played one)

2 - Netherlands - 3 points, GD +1 (played one)

3 - Austria - 3 points, GD +1

4 - Poland - 0 points, GD -3

FULL-TIME! Poland 1-3 Austria

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Euro 2024: Poland 1-3 Austria

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94 mins

It’s a procession in the final couple of minutes as both teams wait for it to end.

The final whistle goes and Austria have a brilliant win and a vital three points! Their match against the Netherlands should be very interesting now, and they’ve done their ‘dark horses’ tag no harm in Berlin.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-3 Austria

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93 mins

CLOSE! A great chance out of nowhere for Poland. It’s an inviting cross from the right towards the back post and Grosicki is unmarked, but he can only skew his volley wide.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-3 Austria

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91 mins

Austria are still driving forward, led by Laimer again this time, but his attempted pass to Gregoritsch is overhit.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-3 Austria

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90 mins

There’ll be four minutes of added time in Berlin.

It begins with an Austria free-kick, but they opt to go backwards and keep possession.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-3 Austria

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88 mins

The Austrian fans want a penalty as the cross from Schmid is blocked, but nothing doing for the referee.

Austria are dominating the ball in the final exchanges. Poland can’t seem to get near them, let alone create anything of substance in attack.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-3 Austria

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87 mins

Zielinksi comes off for Poland, and he’s replaced by Urbański.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-3 Austria

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85 mins

CLOSE! So close to 4-1 as Austria attack again. It finds Wimmer on the left and there’s plenty of space behind the Poland defence, which Laimer is making the run in to. Wimmer slips it through to him and he’s one-v-one; he skips past Szczesny but he can’t find the finish, eventually rolling the ball almost across the goal line and just past the far post!

Euro 2024: Poland 1-3 Austria

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82 mins

Szczesny was booked for the challenge that led to the penalty, and we’ve had six cards so far.

Worth remembering that Poland will be eliminated if this result stays the same and the Netherlands beat France.

Austria have a great chance as Posch arrows a shot towards the far corner, but Szczesny does brilliantly to come across and put it behind for a corner.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-3 Austria

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81 mins

Austria make some changes, with both goalscorers coming off. Baumgartner and Arnautovic are replaced by Gregoritsch and Schmid.

GOAL! Poland 1-3 Austria

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78 mins

GOAL! Marko Arnautovic steps up and slides his penalty low into the right-hand corner, sending Szczesny the wrong way.

PENALTY TO AUSTRIA! Poland 1-2 Austria

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77 mins


The ball comes long from the defenders towards Arnautovic in the centre circle. He rises high and nods it on to the onrushing Sabitzer, who finds himself one-v-one with Szczesny. He takes it past the ‘keeper but is brought down, and it’s a clear penalty!

Euro 2024: Poland 1-2 Austria

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74 mins

There’s plenty of pinball in midfield as both teams look to impose themselves on the game once more.

Austria go close once more after some brilliant play from Baumgartner! He surges forward towards the area and squares it across the box to Wimmer, but Szczesny gets down to save the shot.

Poland make another change, bringing on Kamil Grosicki  in place of Slisz.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-2 Austria

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71 mins

How will Poland respond to going behind again? They were brilliant after conceding the first time.

They’ve had plenty of the ball since the goal, with Swiderski just fizzing an effort right at Pentz.

Moments later, Arnautovic was booked for a cynical challenge.

GOAL! Poland 1-2 Austria

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67 mins

GOAL! It’s come from nowhere but it’s absolutely brilliant, and Austria are ahead!

Prass is in acres of space down the left wing, and Austria sweep it over to him. He carries a few yards before firing a pass towards Arnautovic on the edge of the box, but Arnautovic dummies it to let it roll through to Baumgartner. He takes one touch to let it roll across and into the box, and then fires a low shot past Szczesny into the far corner!

Euro 2024: Poland 1-1 Austria

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65 mins

Lewandowski’s first contribution to the game is a yellow card. He’s caught Lienhart with an elbow as they both jumped for the high ball.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-1 Austria

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63 mins

Now Moder is in the book after a late challenge on Baumgartner.

Before they take the free-kick, Austria make another change, with Mwene making way for Alexander Prass.

It’s a beautiful delivery from Wimmer to Arnautovic at the back post, but he’s drifted offside.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-1 Austria

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61 mins

Zielinski’s free-kick was straight into the wall, and Poland win a corner from the second delivery. Dawidowicz heads over from the out-swinging delivery.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-1 Austria

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59 mins

Poland win another free-kick, this one in a much more promising area on the edge of the box.

Austrian centre-back (and goalscorer) Trauner is down after the challenge, and he is forced off for Kevin Danso.

Just before the free-kick is taken Poland make two changes of their own: Robert Lewandowski comes on for Piatek, while Karol Świderski replaces Buksa.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-1 Austria

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56 mins

The first half has started much like the first did, with Austria dominating possession and creating more chances.

Poland do fashion a promising counter, but it ends as Wimmer brings down Zalewski as he’d cut back inside. Wimmer is the second player to be booked.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-1 Austria

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53 mins

We have the first booking of the game as Slisz brings down Baumagartner. Austria have a potentially dangerous free-kick, but Sabitzer’s ball in is overhit.

Moments later, he collects on the counter and fires a shot towards goal, but Bednarek slid in to block.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-1 Austria

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50 mins

Arnautovic almost reaches the ball over the top from Sabitzer, but Poland were alert.

Wimmer delivers a great corner and Posch is free in the area, but he can only direct his header into the ‘keeper’s gloves.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-1 Austria

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48 mins

Not a lot of action at the start of the second half, though Robert Lewandowski is warming up on the touchline. Austria are seeing plenty of the ball once more.

KICK-OFF! Poland 1-1 Austria

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KIKC-OFF! Poland get the second half started.

Both teams make a change. For Austria, Patrick Wimmer comes on for Grillitsch, while Piotrowski is replaced by Moder for Poland.

HALF-TIME! Poland 1-1 Austria

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The teams are just filtering back out onto the pitch now, so we’re moments away from the second half.

HALF-TIME! Poland 1-1 Austria

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An interesting and entertaining first half in Berlin, with plenty of atmosphere too.

Austria dominated the opening exchanges and played brilliantly, but Poland were the better side in the second part of the half.

Who’ll take control in the second half? And will we see Robert Lewandowski?

HALF-TIME! Poland 1-1 Austria

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HALF-TIME! Poland 1-1 Austria

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46 mins

There’ll be just one minute of added time as Poland line up the free-kick from around 30 yards out.

Zielinksi bends it round the wall well, but Pentz is equal to it as he dives down well to his left.

The referee blows the whistle and we head into the break level!

Euro 2024: Poland 1-1 Austria

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44 mins

Pentz is alert and quick off his line to cut out Poland’s attempted through ball. Moments later, Poland win a free-kick near the area after great carrying from Zielinski.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-1 Austria

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42 mins

Austria with plenty of the ball as the half comes to an end.

Sabitzer collects the ball on the edge of the box and lines up a shot from 25 yards, and it’s not too far off target, but he’s dragged it wide of the post. Never troubling Szczesny.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-1 Austria

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39 mins

CLOSE! A great counter from Austria.

The ball runs loose in midfield and suddenly they’re three-v-two, with Baumgartner carrying. He has Arnautovic to his right and Sabitzer to his left – he opts for the latter, and the Dortmund man cuts back inside before hammering a shot right at the defender.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-1 Austria

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37 mins

A bit of a lull in activity since the goal as Austria look to regain control of the game.

Euro 2024: Poland 1-1 Austria

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34 mins

Sabitzer loses his marker to get to a deep cross, but he can’t direct it back across goal.

GOAL! Poland 1-1 Austria

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30 mins

GOAL! And Poland are level!

Poland keep the ball on the edge of the Austria box and Zielinski receives it. He swings a cross to the far post, and it’s brought down before being cut back to Bednarek on the edge of the area. His first-time shot hits a red shirt, but it drops right to the feet of Piatek, who just has to take a touch to get it out of his feet and then slot it low into the corner!

Euro 2024: Poland 0-1 Austria

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29 mins

A good break from Poland ends with Frankowski getting away down the right and trying to cut a cross back to Buksa, but it’s cleared.

Euro 2024: Poland 0-1 Austria

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26 mins

Poland continue to have their attacks cut short by a mixture of sloppy passing and calm Austrian defending, with Trauner the latest to block a long shot, this time from Zielinksi.

Lienhart wins a free-kick and Austria have possession again.

Euro 2024: Poland 0-1 Austria

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23 mins


Good work from Austria once more as Arnautovic picks it up near the area and exchanges passes with Bauimgartner. He collects it back from the midfielder and he’s one-v-one, but he can only direct his shot at Szczesny. Itt was offside in the end anyway.

Euro 2024: Poland 0-1 Austria

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21 mins

More danger for Poland as Grillitsch spots Baumgartner making the run behind the defence, but Szczesny is alert to it and comes out of his box to head away.

Euro 2024: Poland 0-1 Austria

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18 mins

CLOSE! So much better from Poland. They keep some sustained possession near the edge of the Austria box before spreading it down the right, and the cross is fizzed across the box. It beats everyone and it’s met by Zalewski on the left, but his first-time shot is high and wide!

Euro 2024: Poland 0-1 Austria

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17 mins

Poland have their first half-chance of the game as Zielinski collects the ball near the edge of the area, but his shot is straight at Mwene’s chest.

Euro 2024: Poland 0-1 Austria

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16 mins

Sabitzer has half a chance as the ball is fizzed in to him in the box, but his shot is deflected straight to Szczesny.

Euro 2024: Poland 0-1 Austria

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15 min

Arnautovic wastes a decent attack after good work from Baumgartner, but Austria manage to keep the ball.

Euro 2024: Poland 0-1 Austria

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12 mins

Just as it was before the goal, Austria are providing all the threat and having most of the possession.

The latest attack ends with Mwene spreading it wide on the left to Sabitzer, but his cross is headed away.

GOAL! Poland 0-1 Austria

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9 mins


Mwene delivers a long throw from the left and it’s headed back out to him. At the second opportunity, he beats his man, clips it to the near post on the half-volley, and Trauner is there to head into the top corner! Great goal.

Euro 2024: Poland 0-0 Austria

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6 mins

Lienhart gets an early warning after stopping a Poland counter with a foul, though Austria win it back in no time.

Arnautovic does well to hold the ball up and win a free-kick midway into the Poland half, but nobody can get to Sabitzer’s ball in.

Euro 2024: Poland 0-0 Austria

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3 mins

Sabitzer tries to poke it through to Arnautovic, but he can’t get it under control. Soon after, Frankowski heads Arnautivic’s cross behind for a corner.

All Austria at the moment.

Euro 2024: Poland 0-0 Austria

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1 min

The first effort of the night comes from distance from Posch, but it bounces harmlessly to Szczesny.

KICK-OFF! Poland 0-0 Austria

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The captains exchange the pennants and there’s a brief moment of silence in the memory of Gerhard Aigner, a former general secretary of Uefa.

We’re all set for kick-off. Both sides desperately need at least one point tonight. After the countdown, Austria get us underway in the capital.

Euro 2024: Poland v Austria

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We’re around five minutes from kick-off in the capital. Both teams are out of the tunnel and the national anthems will be underway shortly.


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Poland and Austria have met 11 times on the international stage, with their fixtures dating as far back as 1930.

The sides faced off in the qualifying campaign for the 2006 World Cup, with Poland winning both fixtures (3-1 and 3-2 respectively.

And the two sides last met in the qualifying campaign for Euro 2020, with a 1-0 Poland win in Vienna in March 2019 followed by a 0-0 draw in Warsaw in September.

The most high-profile game between the two came in Group B at Euro 2008, when tournament co-hosts Austria scored a 95th-minute penalty to equalise in game two (though both sides eventually went out at the group stage in a group that also contained Germany and Croatia).

Overall, Poland hace won six of the meetings between the two, with Austria winning three and two ending as draws.

Poland v Austria LIVE

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Attention now turns to the second game of the day, and we move to Group D as Poland face Austria in Berlin.

Austria’s opening Euro 2024 fixture has become more notable for the injury to Kylian Mbappe than for the largely impressive performance Austria themselves showed, but they’ll need to do it all again and find a result this time when they face Poland.

The second round of games brings added pressure for those who failed to find victory first time out, as opportunities to reach the last 16 quickly feel as though they’re about to run out - though at least Ralf Rangnick’s side have the consolation of knowing their defeat was to Group D’s top seeds in France.

Poland were beaten by Netherlands and though it was a narrow scoreline in the end, a more clinical Oranje in the first half could have seen the Poles heavily swept aside.

This meeting between the two carries added weight given the knowledge that a single win could be enough to sneak through in third place; lose here though and it’s surely all over for Poland at least.

The same Mykhailo Mudryk, but different? Chelsea man adapts to inspire Ukraine

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Mykhailo Mudryk sprung off the turf, rising through the drizzle to meet the ball with the badge on his jersey, before guiding it deftly to the grass below. Then, he turned, driving forward into the ever-widening channel in front of him. Slovakia’s goal grew bigger and bigger before him, as he drew closer and closer. But it would never be sizeable enough to contain his shot. It was an ugly finish in all honesty, slashed high, wide and hopeless.

It was a moment to sum up his brief Euro 2024 campaign up to that point, but more than that, it was an extension of a dispiriting first 18 months at Chelsea. The Ukrainian has been praised by fans of the club for his application, an admirable quality, but so far he has provided lots of endeavour and very little product for the Blues.

And on Friday, clad from neck to ankle in yellow rather than blue, this was a different Mudryk, yet the same Mudryk.

The same Mykhailo Mudryk, but different? Chelsea winger adapts to inspire Ukraine


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AUSTRIA XI: Pentz; Posch, Trauner, Lienhart, Mwene; Seiwald, Grillitsch; Laimer, Baumgartner, Sabitzer; Arnautovic

POLAND XI: Szczesny; Bednarek, Dawidowicz, Kiwior; Frankowski, Piotrowski, Zieliński, Slisz, Zalewski; Piątek, Buksa.

Ukraine come from behind to beat Slovakia 2-1

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Here are some photos from the match:

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Ukraine come from behind to beat Slovakia 2-1

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Full time: Ukraine have worked hard to come from behind and claim victory in a match they started sluggishly.

Schranz gave Slovakia a crucial goal in the 17th minute, and it took until after the half time break for the equaliser.

Shaparenko fired in a leveller before Yaremchuk hit the winner with a very clever piece of play.

Ukraine fought hard to hold on to victory and keep their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages alive.

Slovakia 1-2 Ukraine

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90+4 minutes: Ukraine are just desperate to clear their lines now, Sydorchuk is played forwards and he just tries to hold onto it for as long as possible.

Slovakia 1-2 Ukraine

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90+2 minutes: Vavro had a chance to take on a shot but absolutely scuffs it!

Was that Slovakia’s last chance of the match? The ball falls to him just inside the box and he misses the chance.

Slovakia 1-2 Ukraine

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90+1 minutes: There will be five minutes of added time.

Slovakia 1-2 Ukraine

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90 minutes: Slovakia have a corner, it’s only their third of the game. There’s a flick at the back post and it goes out for a goal kick.

Slovakia 1-2 Ukraine

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87 minutes: Slovakia have another free kick, this time Trubin does have to get involved to palm the ball away.

Ukraine will want to prevent giving Slovakia any more chances, especially with giving away unnecessary fouls as they look to hold on to their slender one-goal advantage.

Slovakia 1-2 Ukraine

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84 minutes: Ukraine have given away a free kick in a potentially dangerous position just outside the area.

Kucka takes, but it’s hit well over the bar, he has completely miss-hit that, it goes into the top tier of the stand.

Slovakia 1-2 Ukraine

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82 minutes: The more replays you watch of that goal, the better it looks! To take a ball over the shoulder is difficult, let alone to take the pace off it and slot it into the back of the net.

Yaremchuk has done exactly what was hoped of him when he came on in the 67th minute for Dovbyk.

GOAL! Yaremchuk puts his side ahead - Slovakia 1-2 Ukraine

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79 minutes: GOAL! Yaremchuk has timed his run perfectly, and takes a touch to kill the pace on it and then just touches the ball past the goalkeeper where the defender cannot keep it out of the net.

That was a clever move and Ukraine have given themselves a good chance of qualification if they can hold on to this!

Slovakia 1-1 Ukraine

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78 minutes: Slovakia’s passing has just sharpened up a touch, but they cannot get through the Ukraine lines and concede yet another foul.

Slovakia 1-1 Ukraine

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75 minutes: Mudryk is now down and receiving some treatment in the aftermath of that, but he looks okay to continue and is waiting on the sidelines to come back on.

Slovakia 1-1 Ukraine

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74 minutes: Ukraine are defending deep, but they have a chance to break, Mudryk was just played in, but the runner was too slow, and when the Chelsea player does manage to get a show underway, the angle was too tight for him to beat the post.

Slovakia 1-1 Ukraine

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73 minutes: Slovakia are getting a little bit frustrated, Obert concedes a foul when he found himself isolated on the wing with no passing options and the ball goes back to Ukraine.

Slovakia 1-1 Ukraine

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71st minute: Since the substitutions the game has just lost a bit of its fluency, but there’s still just under 20 minutes to go.

Slovakia 1-1 Ukraine

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69 minutes: Mudryk is running at the ball a lot here and he wins his side a corner, which the number 10 delivers, but it’s defended at the near post and headed away.

Slovakia 1-1 Ukraine

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68 minutes: Both sides have made changes, and Ukraine have taken off their captain Yarmolenko for Zubkov, it will be interesting to see what impact that has on the game.

Slovakia 1-1 Ukraine

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66 minutes: Slovakia try and get forward but they are pegged back into their own half, and any chance is scuppered with an offside.

Slovakia 1-1 Ukraine

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62 minutes: In the first half it was Ukraine who were struggling at times to hold on to possession, but it seems like that has completely switched around and instead it’s Slovakia who are struggling to maintain possession.

Slovakia 1-1 Ukraine

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59 minutes: A looped effort from Kucka goes straight into the hands of Dubravka, it was not threatening and instead a probing effort.

Slovakia 1-1 Ukraine

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57 minutes: Slovakia go on the offensive almost immediately afterwards, but Ukraine appear buoyed by the goal and have kept possession well.

GOAL! Shaparenko fires in the equalier - Slovakia 1-1 Ukraine

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53 minutes: GOAL! Mudryk attacks again, Ukraine then hold up possession, before Shaparenko fires in the equaliser!

Slovakia 1-0 Ukraine

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50 minutes: Ukraine attack down the left with Mudryk, and he does pick out Dovbyk, but the forward gets a head on it but cannot direct it towards the goal.

Slovakia 1-0 Ukraine

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48 minutes: Slovakia have had two throw ins level with the Ukraine box, but Ukraine have a free kick to ease the pressure.

Slovakia 1-0 Ukraine

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46 minutes: Vavro is down and receiving treatment after a head collision with Zinchenko, but he seems to be okay and is back on his feet.

Slovakia 1-0 Ukraine

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46 minutes: Ukraine kick the second half underway.

Slovakia 1-0 Ukraine

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HT: It has been a fairly even half, but Slovakia have the crucial lead.

Ukraine were a bit slow to get going but they had their better chances towards the end of the first half, and it was a significant improvement on their performance against Romania in the opening game.

Slovakia 1-0 Ukraine

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45+1: There will be one minute of added time.

Slovakia 1-0 Ukraine

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44 minutes: Save! It’s at the other end of the pitch, and Trubin had to get down well to push that behind after the shot from Haraslin took a deflection on the way through.

Slovakia 1-0 Ukraine

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42 minutes: Ukraine have been awarded a free kick on the right hand side just level with the Slovakia box. It didn’t look like a foul, but Yarmolenko has got the decision he wanted.

It’s saved by Dubravka! It was a good strike from Zinchenko, but straight at the goalkeeper.

Slovakia 1-0 Ukraine

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39 minutes: The game has just opened up a little bit more and Ukraine have been awarded a free kick just inside the Slovakia half.

Slovakia 1-0 Ukraine

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37 minutes: Ukraine are trying to get a foothold in this game and are looking a bit more fluent as a cross sails over the head of Mudryk.

Slovakia 1-0 Ukraine

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34 minutes: Ukraine’s Tymchyk hits the post in their best chance of the half so far!

Slovakia 1-0 Ukraine

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31 minutes: Slovakia have a corner, and this could be dangerous for Ukraine.

Duda takes but it’s a free kick to Ukraine for a push.

Slovakia 1-0 Ukraine

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28 minutes: Dovbyk has had a shot! It was well blocked by the defender but Ukraine will have a corner.

It’s immediately put out for another, but the ball is eventually put behind by Yarmolenko.

Slovakia 1-0 Ukraine

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25 minutes: Ukraine are just trying to build from the back and slow the game down a bit and hold onto the ball, although they haven’t been able to get forward and Slovakia have continued to press high.

Slovakia 1-0 Ukraine

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23 minutes: Mudryk has a wild chance to try and get his side back into it but it went so high and over the bar without troubling even one goal on top of that one!

Slovakia 1-0 Ukraine

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20 minutes: Ukraine have to come from behind as they fight to stay in the Euros.

Slovakia have just been so organised and it seems like everyone knows where they should be playing, and so far the system has reaped the rewards.

GOAL! Schranz heads Slovakia into the lead

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18 minutes: GOAL! Ukraine just switches off after defending a free kick, and Schranz was almost unmarked at the far post, and headed into the ground and over the goalkeeper to hand his side a deserved advantage.

Slovakia 0-0 Ukraine

14:17 , Sonia Twigg

15 minutes: Ukraine haven’t really got going so far in this match, and Slovakia have had the best of the early chances in this match.

Ukraine will have wanted to bounce back from their opening defeat to Romania, but they have struggled to link passes together and create so far.

Slovakia 0-0 Ukraine

14:15 , Sonia Twigg

13 minutes: Ukraine have a chance, but the cross across the face of goal does not go to any player in yellow.

Brazhko has a chance from range but his low drive was straight at Dubravka.

Slovakia 0-0 Ukraine

14:12 , Sonia Twigg

10 minutes: Chance! Haraslin leaves a number of Ukraine defenders in his wake as he weaves into the box before shooting, which Trubin saves.

The goalkeeper makes another incredible point blank save to deny another chance moments later!

Slovakia 0-0 Ukraine

14:09 , Sonia Twigg

8 minutes: Slovakia have a cross, Haraslin puts the ball into the box, but there are no players in blue there and Trubin is able to gather.

Slovakia 0-0 Ukraine

14:08 , Sonia Twigg

6 minutes: Ukraine cannot get the ball under control in the Slovakia box, and Dovbyk is pulled up for a foul.

Slovakia 0-0 Ukraine

14:04 , Sonia Twigg

3 minutes: There has been a fair amount of wayward passing so no chances or real passages of play from either side so far.

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