Slovakia vs Spain LIVE: Stream FREE, TV channel, kick-off time, team news as Morata STARTS huge Euro 2020 tie

SPAIN take on Slovakia tonight with qualification to the last-16 of Euro 2020 still in the balance.

After two draws in their opening two matches, the Spanish could sneak through with another stalemate but will want to make sure with three points.

  • Kick-off: 5pm
  • TV/live stream: ITV 1/ ITV Hub
  • Slovakia XI: M Dubravka, Pekarik, Satka, Skriniar, Hubocan, Kucka, Hromada, Haraslin, Hamsik, Mak, Duda
  • Spain XI: Simon, Azpilicueta, E Garcia, Laporte, Alba, Koke, Busquets, Pedri, Sarabia, Morata, Moreno


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    Spain manager Luis Enrique appears to have opted for a 4-3-3 formation with four changes to the team that drew with Poland last week.

    Unai Simon starts in goal with Cesar Azpilicueta, replacing Marcos Llorente at right-back, and Jordi Alba on the other side, while Aymeric Laporte teams up with Eric Garcia, on for Pau Torres, at centre-back.

    Koke, Pedri and the returning captain Sergio Busquets, who takes Rodri's place, link up in midfield.

    Pablo Sarabia, who replaces Dani Olmo, Gerard Moreno and Alvaro Morata lead the attack

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    4 Valjent, 6 Gregus, 7 Weiss, 10 Suslov, 11 Benes, 12 Kuciak, 13 Hrosovsky, 16 Hancko, 21 Duris, 22 Lobotka, 23 Rodak, 24 Koscelnik

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    1 De Gea, 4 Pau Torres, 6 Llorente, 10 Thiago, 11 Ferran Torres, 13 Sanchez, 14 Gaya, 16 Rodri, 17 Pena, 19 Olmo, 20 Traore, 21 Oyarzabal

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    1 Dubravka; 2 Pekarik, 5 Satka, 14 Skriniar, 15 Hubocan; 19 Kucka, 25 Hromada; 18 Haraslin, 17 Hamsik, 20 Mak; 8 Duda

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    23 Simon; 2 Azpilicueta, 12 Garcia, 24 Laporte, 18 Alba; 8 Koke, 5 Busquets, 26 Pedri; 22 Sarabia, 9 Gerard, 7 Morata

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    Villarreal star Gerard Moreno caused a lot of disappointment back home last week during the 1-1 draw with Poland as he missed a penalty shot that would have given Spain the victory.

    However, this doesn't change the fact that Gerard still boasts more goal contributions than anyone else in the Furia Roja since his international debut on October 2019.

    The centre-forward has participated in a total of nine goals, as he scored five times and produced four assists along the way.

    The 29-year-old also enjoyed a stunning campaign in LaLiga last season as he registered 23 goals and seven assists in 33 matches, which made him the top Spanish goalscorer in the league

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    Slovakia have amassed three points in Group E after beating Poland in their kick-off match and losing to Sweden in the process.

    That means that a draw would be enough to get them through to the Last 16 no matter what happens in the other match of their group.

    That would mark their second consecutive qualification to the knockout stages since their independence as they also made it to the Round of 16 of Euro 2016.

    However, last week's 1-0 loss to Sweden ended a six-game unbeaten run, which saw Stefan Tarkovic's men winning twice along the way

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    As mentioned below, Spain have been enduring a very poor start in their Euro 2020 campaign as they drew both of their matches in the group stage against Sweden and Poland.

    However, their recent 1-1 tie with the Poles extended their ongoing unbeaten run to nine matches across all competitions, of which they have won a mere four.

    Nevertheless, the Furia Roja have shown they can turn things around with their impressive goalscoring record as they have netted 18 goals along the way, which included a famous 6-0 win over Germany in the Nations League.

    Luis Enrique's men also registered a total of four clean sheets in the process

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    Spain and Slovakia's first ever encounter took place way back in 1996 during a World Cup qualifier in Tenerife, which the former won 4-1 on a night that current manager Luis Enrique played and scored.

    Since then, the two sides faced off a total of six times with the Furia Roja winning a majority of four matches, whereas the Slovaks have only emerged victorious once.

    Stefan Tarkovic's men will look to emulate their heroics from 2014 when they beat the Spaniards 2-1 at home during the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

    However, Spain won the reverse fixture a year later with a score of 2-0, thanks to goals by Jordi Alba and Andres Iniesta, which marks their most recent encounter to date

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    Welcome to our live coverage of the Euro 2020 group stage match between Spain and Slovakia at the Estadio La Cartuja.

    It's go time for both teams with their fates set to be decided on a very open Group E that either one could end up topping or finishing at the bottom of the pile.

    Of course, much is also going to depend on the other big game of the group between Sweden and Poland, who face off at the same time at the Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg.

    Spain have been enduring a very disappointing start in their campaign, that could even lead to an abrupt ending unless they finally win today.

    Furia Roja manager Luis Enrique has received a major boost as Barcelona legend Sergio Busquets has returned to full training and will be available for selection following his recent bout with coronavirus.

    Therefore, he could earn a place in the starting line-up next to Barca team-mate Pedri ahead of Manchester City star Rodri, who was booked against Poland last week.

    Slovakia manager Stefan Tarkovic, on the other hand, is going to be without Lazio loanee Denis Vavro, who is still self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19.

    The Slovaks are also going to be without Slavia Prague forward Ivan Schranz as he is still dealing with a thigh injury


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