Slovakian football faces a difficult task at Azerbaijan on Tuesday to confirm their favorite position and win a second win in the current EURO 2020 qualifying round.
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EURO 2020 Qualifying – E-Group:
AZERBAIJÃO – SLOVAKIA
excavation: Tuesday, June 11 at 6:00 p.m.
referees John Beaton – Alan Mulvanny and Sean Carr (all Scots)
Report taken by SR: Dúbravka – Pekarík, Vavro, Škriniar, Hancko – Kucka, Lobotka – Mak, Porto, Rusnák – Duda
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ONLINE: Azerbaijan – Slovakia
Pavel Hapal enthusiasts need to be successful in avoiding losing contact with the six-point leaders of the E-Group Hungary and Croatia. In a balanced grouping, the football players in Wales, who, like the Slovaks, have three points, are struggling to move forward.
Not even Azerbaijan is completely ruled out. Slovakia's closest rival has zero after two games at home, he lost home in 1: 3 in Hungary on Saturday, and in March, after a soulful performance, he succumbed to Croatians only 1: 2. It is an outside newspaper of 108th place in the ranking of the International Football Federation (FIFA), but also an uncomfortable opponent, who can bite at home under specific conditions.
The guests did not underestimate anything in preparation, they arrived in Baku a day earlier than usual for international matches. In addition to emphasizing acclimatization, the achievement team also dealt with the detailed "dissection" of the closest opponent's game. On Saturday, he had a "spy" at the Bakcell Arena – Hapal's assistant, Ota Brunegraf, who was able to pass on valuable information to his colleagues after a match with Hungary.
"I did not claim to have dominated the whole match, but they were introduced to them and helped with the standard situation, which can also play a role for us." "It was an enlightening match for us. indicated the key to Hapal's success.
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The joy of the players of Slovakia after the goal scored.
In his words, one of the decisive factors for the Hungarian victory was his activity. "They played at a high pace and even the hot weather did not make them a problem.I did not see any players having cramps so it probably would not be a problem.I believe we will also be more active and will follow our goal of advancing to the championship" . " emphasized the helmsman of the Slovak team, who by strong virose left wing wing Miroslav Stoch.
The Slovaks have been convincing 5: 1 with Jordan in the preliminary force measurement on Friday in Trnava, but on Tuesday, eleven different will have to race in Baku. "This style of preparation was chosen in March by Wales when he played with Trinidad and Tobago (1: 0) and started a completely different lineup against us.The coach thought of everything.He gave new players a chance against Jordan" . in the game of Tuesday " Peter Pekarik noted.
A long-standing stable member of the main line says that in Azerbaijan it would be a sin to hesitate: "If we want to mix a group of progress cards, we have to score regularly," he said. "I will follow the words of coach Pavel Hapal, who said he will lose points in Azerbaijan will have a very difficult position in the next qualifying round."
From the Slovak team, watch out for Denis Vavro, Juraj Kucka and captain Marek Hamsik, who already have two yellow cards on the bill, and another would show a "stop signal" for the home scout in September with Croatia. The game between Azerbaijan and Slovakia, which kicks off at 6pm CEST at the Bakcell Arena, will be led by Scottish referees led by Major John Beaton. Live, RTVS will broadcast to Dual.