Slovakia vs Ukraine: UEFA Euro 2024 – BBC Sport

  • Slovakia have won just two of their eight meetings with Ukraine in all competitions (D3 L3), although one of those was a 4-1 victory in the most recent meeting in November 2018.

  • Ukraine have won just one of their four competitive meetings with Slovakia (D1 L2), beating them 1-0 in the UEFA Nations League in September 2018.

  • Slovakia’s 1-0 victory over Belgium on Monday was their fourth win in 12 matches at major tournaments (D2 L6), winning exactly once in all four editions they have participated in (2010 World Cup, EURO 2016, EURO 2020 , EURO 2024) and will want to win two matches in one tournament for the first time.

  • Ukraine suffered a 3-0 defeat to Romania on MD1 of this year’s UEFA European Championship – they have now lost their last two games in the competition by three or more goals (also 4-0 against England at EURO 2020), after they had not lost by more than two goals in any of their first ten games in the competition.

  • Slovakia have won 10 of their last 14 matches in all competitions (D1 L3) – the previous 10 wins before that came over a span of 38 matches.

  • Ukraine had 71.3% possession in their 3–0 defeat to Romania, becoming the first team Opta has ever recorded (as of 1980) to have more than 70% possession and score three goals in a UEFA European Championship match.

  • Slovakia’s starting XI had an average age of 30 years and 229 days in their 1-0 win over Belgium, the oldest of any team in a UEFA EURO match since Italy vs Spain in 2016 (30 years and 319 days). Three players were aged 35 or over (Dubravka, Pekarik, Kucka), the first time a team had named so many players aged 35 and over in their UEFA European Championship starting XI since France in 2008 (Coupet, Thuram and Makelele in two matches).

  • Ukraine have lost two of their last three games (W1), as many as they had lost in their previous fourteen games combined in all competitions (W7 D5). Since both defeats came in June, they were able to lose three games in one month for the first time since November 2020 (3).

  • Mykhailo Mudryk ranked first for Ukraine for touches in the penalty area (7), shots from the penalty area (2), successful dribbles (3), matches won (9), attempted crosses (6) and pressure exerted on opponents ( 52) in their 3-0 defeat to Romania on MD1 of this year’s UEFA EURO.

  • Slovak Ivan Schranz scored his fourth goal in 23 games for the national team, scoring the winner against Belgium on Monday. The only Slovak player to score more than once at a major tournament is Robert Vittek at the 2010 World Cup (four goals).

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